The Twelve Traditions of AA are the foundation of our center. This set of Traditions keep the individuals within our organization focused on finding and maintaining their sobriety and encouraging them to help others with their journey towards a better life.
We have but one singular purpose: to reach out and give courage to those seeking help with their alcoholism. Our goal is to remain financially independent and give our individual attention to individuals that need support and help to gain their freedom.
These Traditions are what come together and form the key platform of our foundation and allow us to keep ourselves accountable. The NCC has a mission to provide a welcoming atmosphere in an environment that is ideal for individuals seeking sobriety.
Tradition 1: The recovery of each and every member of AA depends on staying united.
Tradition 2: Our group answers to but one being – a just and loving God in whatever form He expresses himself as for each member. No one governs AA, and our leaders are only entrusted to execute the purpose of the group.
Tradition 3: The only membership requirement for AA is the wish to quit drinking.
Tradition 4: Unless it affects other groups or the entirety of AA, groups should remain autonomous.
Tradition 5: Every group has a single focus, which is to reach the suffering alcoholic and support them throughout their struggle.
Tradition 6: AA should never depend on endorsements or financial loans from any outside enterprise. Our goal is to never be distracted from our purpose by money problems, property issues, and branding.
Tradition 7: Each and every AA group should decline all offers from outside contributors, maintaining self-sufficiency.
Tradition 8: Alcoholics Anonymous should always be a casual and non-professional environment, but in certain circumstances, service centers are allowed to employ professional workers.
Tradition 9: AA shall remain as an unorganized independent organization, but AA members can create announcement boards or committees dedicated to helping members.
Tradition 10: Issues outside of Alcoholics Anonymous should not involve the AA name; keep it out of public controversy.
Tradition 11: We do not seek to promote our organization, so personal anonymity should be maintained when addressing the press, on the radio, and in films.
Tradition 12: Our principles come first, and anonymity is the foundation of our Traditions, reminding us to at our spirit and not personalities.
We work to include any person that wants to be clean, but we have a duty to every one of our members to ensure that our traditions are upheld.
We ask all individuals that wish to be members to review these traditions thoroughly and consult them throughout the duration of your membership to ensure that you are making a positive contribution to our primary mission of encouraging others to achieve sobriety.