Big Book Sponsorship for permanent recovery of all addictions

Big Book Sponsorship

Twelve Traditions: Group Conscience or Mob Rule

Our recipe for "Unity" are the 12 Traditions, though none of these principles had the force of rules or laws.

Elder Statesmen versus the Bleeding (Bleating) Deacons

Do we as “elder statesmen” govern by exerting power or influence, controlling newcomers, and building political alliances or do we serve by sharing service and… Read more »

Elder Statesmen versus the Bleeding (Bleating) Deacons

How The Activity of Fundraising Conflicts with Tradition

Fundraising conflicts with the AA General Service Board’s expressed and adopted definition of the phrase “fully self-supporting” from Tradition Seven, which states, “all expenses are… Read more »

Is it OK to use non-conference approved literature in meetings?

Question: My group sometimes reads from The Original Manuscript of The Big Book because many of us favor the more forceful language it uses. Some… Read more »

Property and Prestige

By Hal K., Houston TX In the spirit of the Traditions and the direction of the Concepts of World Service, it appears that many of… Read more »

Property and Prestige

The Care and Nuture of the Trusted Servant

by Rob. I., Toronto, ON Very early on in my sobriety and membership in CA I was asked to assume a trusted service role on… Read more »

The Twelve Traditions — Short Form

We alcoholics must work together and hang together, else most of us will finally die alone. The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous are, we A.A.’s… Read more »

The Twelve Traditions — Short Form

Tradition Four: Group Autonomy OR Intergroup/Area Tyranny?

Tradition Four (Short): Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole. Tradition Four (Long): With respect to… Read more »

Tradition Four: Group Autonomy OR Intergroup/Area Tyranny?

Tradition One: A Pathway to Unity

(Short Form) Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity. (Long Form) Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small… Read more »

Tradition One: A Pathway to Unity

Tradition Two: Group Conscience or Mob Rule?

(Short form) “For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority–a loving god as he may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders… Read more »

Tradition Two: Group Conscience or Mob Rule?

Tradition Two: The Principle of Rotation

(Short Form) “For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority–a loving god as he may express himself in our group conscience. Our leaders… Read more »

Tradition Two: The Principle of Rotation