Principles Before Personalities

This site contains the opinions, impressions, ideas, and assumptions of one person. Through it, I am sharing my experience, strength, and hope in case anyone wants to hear it. Whatever I say is a reflection of my own individual personality and nothing more. 

The original source of information about the Twelve Steps is the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous.  That text was written in 1938 under the close supervision of the first people to get sober using the Steps. To the credit of the later generations of AA members, the basic text of that book has remained remarkably unchanged since its original publication. Whether you are an alcoholic or not, I believe that a study of that literature is valuable to learning more Twelve Step recovery. 

The Twelfth Tradition is "ever reminding us to place principles before personalities". The principles being referred to can be found in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous or in your own Twelve Step group's primary  literature. If you see anything on this website that contradicts the principles expressed in those original writings, please disregard that as an unfortunate—and hopefully forgivable—part of my personality.

Principles BEFORE personalities.

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