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Definition of Tradition: guideline for relationships between groups, members, other groups, the global fellowship, and society at large.
Synonyms of Tradition: guideline, principle, practice, etc.

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
Readers are encouraged to click external links for more detail.
We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Tradition One – Unity: Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. Unity.
“Does this mean,” some will anxiously ask, “that in A.A. the individual doesn’t count for much? –12 & 12 p.129 | More…


To many minds all this liberty for the individual spells sheer anarchy. So at the outset, how best to live and work together as groups became the prime question. –12 & 12 p.129-130 | More…

Countless times, in as many cities and hamlets, we re-enacted the story of Eddie Rickenbacker and his courageous company when their plane crashed in the Pacific. Like us, they had suddenly found themselves saved from death, but still floating upon a perilous sea. Thus has it been with A.A. By faith and by works we have been able to build upon the lessons of an incredible experience. –12 & 12 p.131 | More…

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