Traditions of SLAA * **
- Our common welfare
should come first; personal recovery depends upon S.L.A.A. unity.
- For our group purpose
there is but one ultimate authority -- a loving God as this Power may be
expressed through our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants;
they do not govern.
- The only requirement
for S.L.A.A. membership is the desire to stop living out a pattern of sex
and love addiction. Any two or more persons gathered together for mutual
aid in recovering from sex and love addiction may call themselves an S.L.A.A.
group, provided that as a group they have no other affiliation.
- Each group should
be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or S.L.A.A. as a
- Each group has but
one primary purpose -- to carry its message to the sex and love addict who
- An S.L.A.A. group
or S.L.A.A. as a whole ought never to endorse, finance, or lend the S.L.A.A.
name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money,
property, or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
- Every S.L.A.A. group
ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- S.L.A.A. should remain
forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
- S.L.A.A. as such
ought never to be organized; but we may create service boards or committees
directly responsible to those they serve.
- S.L.A.A. has no opinion
on outside issues; hence the S.L.A.A. name ought never to be drawn into
- Our public relations
policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain
personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, TV, film, and other public
media. We need guard with special care the anonymity of all fellow S.L.A.A.
- Anonymity is the
spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission
of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. Permission to reprint and
adapt the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions does not mean that AA is
affiliated with this program. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism
only, use of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in connection with
programs and activities, which are patterned after AA, but which address
other problems, do not imply otherwise.
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