This corporation is completely independent of any other corporation, organization, group, or fellowship. Recognizing that past expeerience is important, and as a result of the experiences of the members of this corporation, the following thirteen Traditions are established and are to be obeyed by this corporation in its pursuit of the above-mentioned objectives. These Traditions are:
1. Our common welfare should come first; recovery depends upon our unity.
2. For our House purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our House conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for House membership is a desire to stop drinking and abusing other substances.
4. The House should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or A.A. as a whole.
5. The House has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
6. The House ought never endorse, finance or lend the House name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. The House ought to be fully self-supporting, however other contributions may be accepted if approved.
8. The House should remain forever nonprofessional, but our House may employ special workers.
9. The House, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service committees directly responsible to those they serve.