The Twelve Traditions

The Twelve Traditions

AA’s The Twelve Traditions are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become happily and usefully whole.
1
Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.
2
For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving God as He may express Himself in our Group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants – they do not govern.
3
The only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.
4
Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5
Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6
An A.A. Group ought never endorse, finance or lend the A.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7
Every A.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8
Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers.
9
A.A., as such, ought never be organised; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10
Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
11
Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films.
12
Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

News & Updates

New – AA Service Handbook for Ireland 2022 Edition

The AA Service Handbook for Ireland (2022 Edition) has been updated with all of the Conference updates right up to and including decisions made at Conference 2022. It can be ordered from the shop from here

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Updated Website Launched

July 11th – The new look website has just launched.
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Hardback edition of the Big Book is back in stock

We are delighted to let you know that our stock of the Hardback Edition of the Big Book has been fully replenished. Orders are once again open for this popular item.

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Covid Restrictions – relaxed

Update February 28th 2022 – As almost all Covid-19 restrictions have been removed, it is no longer advised by the Department of Health to wear face masks. It is recommended that other public health measures such as hygiene, ventilation and staying home if symptomatic are continued.
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