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The Twelve Traditions of SLAA

  1. Our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends on SLAA unity.
  2. 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.
  3. The only requirement for SLAA membership is a 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 SLAA group, provided that as a group they have no other affiliation.
  4. Each group shall be autonomous. except in matters affecting other groups or SLAA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose to carry its message to the sex and love addict who still suffers.
  6. An SLAA group or SLAA as a whole ought never endorse, finance or lend the SLAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every SLAA group ought to be fully self supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. SLAA should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. SLAA as such ought never be organized but may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. SLAA has no opinions on outside issues, hence the SLAA 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, TV, film and other public media. We need protect with special care the anonymity of every SLAA member.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

©1985 S.L.A.A., reprinted for adaptation by permission of A.A. World Wide Services, Inc.



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