Embracing the Eleventh Tradition

Embracing the Eleventh Tradition

In this series, we’ve been trying to accomplish three things. First, we wanted to introduce newly recovering addicts and alcoholics to the Twelve Traditions, the foundational principles of 12 step recovery programs. As for any readers with a bit of time under their...
Embracing the Tenth Tradition

Embracing the Tenth Tradition

Many of the Twelve Traditions require a bit of metaphor in order to apply them in our everyday lives. This is because, unlike the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions pertain more to AA and NA groups than to the individuals who comprise their membership. But some of...
Should You Consider Breaking Anonymity?

Should You Consider Breaking Anonymity?

People in sobriety maintain anonymity for several reasons. In the case of AA, members are encouraged to maintain anonymity for the sake of the program itself. If a person relapses, those who know them might blame the program rather than the individual. Others maintain...
Embracing the Eighth Tradition

Embracing the Eighth Tradition

“Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.” Unlike the previous seven traditions, this is the first one that focuses on service centers rather than the groups themselves. Furthermore, it’s the only...
Embracing the Sixth Tradition

Embracing the Sixth Tradition

It’s June, and we’ve already covered Step Six this month, which means we can move forward to the sixth installment of our monthly series on the Twelve Traditions. Like the five we have covered thus far, the Sixth Tradition pertains less to our individual recovery than...

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