Steps, Traditions & Concepts of AA

Step 12: "Having had a spiritual awakening as the results of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and practice these principles in all our affairs."

Tradition 12: "Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions ever reminding us to place principles before personalities."

Concept 12: "The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and whenever possible, substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government; that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action."