The 12 Traditions of SA

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends on SA 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 membership is a desire to stop lusting and become sexually sober.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or Sexaholics Anonymous as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its to message to the sexaholic who still suffers.
  6. An SA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the SA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every SA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Sexaholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers.
  9. SA, as such, ought never be organised; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. Sexaholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the SA 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, film and TV.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
 

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(“AAWS”). Permission to adapt and reprint the Twelve
Steps and Twelve Traditions does not mean that AAWS has
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agrees with the views expressed herein. AA is a program of
recovery from alcoholism only. Use of the Twelve Steps and
Twelve Traditions in connection with programs which are
patterned after AA, but which address other problems, or in
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