An AA Group

The Long Form of Tradition Three and a section of Warranty Six, Concept Twelve, aptly describe what an A.A. Group is:

Tradition Three: “Our membership ought to include all who ­suffer from alcoholism. Hence we may refuse none who wish to recover. Nor ought A.A. ­ membership ever depend upon money or conformity. Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation.”

Warranty Six: “. . . much attention has been drawn to the extraordinary liberties which the A.A. Traditions accord to the individual member and to his group; no penalties to be inflicted for nonconformity to A.A. principles; no fees or dues to be levied-voluntary contributions only; no member to be expelled from A.A.-membership always to be the choice of the individual; each A.A. group to conduct its internal affairs as it wishes-it being merely requested to abstain from acts that might injure A.A. as a whole; and  finally that any group of alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group provided that, as a group, they have no other purpose or affiliation.