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THE TWELVE TRADITIONS OF RAGEAHOLICS ANONYMOUS

adapted from the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon RA 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 RA membership is a desire to stop raging.

  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or RA as a whole.

  5. Each group has but one primary purpose: to carry its message to the rageaholic who still suffers.

  6. An RA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the RA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.

  7. Every RA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

  8. RA should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.

  9. RA as such ought never be organized, but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

  10. RA has no opinion on outside issues; hence the RA 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 and film.

  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.

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