12 Traditions of SLAA

Last Updated on 26 November 2023

01. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon SLAA unity.

02. 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.

03. 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.

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

05. Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the sex and love addict who still suffers.

06. A 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.

07. Every SLAA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.

08. SLAA should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers.

09. SLAA as such ought never be organised; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

10. SLAA has no opinion 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 guard with special care the anonymity of all fellow SLAA members.

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

©1985 The Augustine Fellowship, SLAA, Fellowship-Wide Services, Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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