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    on many levels.

    Along with 12 steps of recovery, there are 12 Traditions of AA which serve the group, and AA as a whole.
    Tradition 11: "......we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio and films". Basically, I don't go on record anywhere (outside of AA) using my last name and pronouncing myself a member of AA. what happens is that people associate us as 'speaking for' or 'representing' AA. this harms AA as a whole. No one speaks for AA. Then, when folks pronounce themselves in the media as 'joe schmoe' from AA...and they relapse...people remember that and think 'that AA thing doesn't work, just look at joe schmoe'.

    also, i don't divulge anything a woman I sponsor shares with me. Flies in the face of confidentiality and trust. The women i work with trust me, and know that I'm not going to repeat anything they do, or say. Trust is the basis of every strong relationship....wherever we are.

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    That's what I thought, Sluggo, on all fronts. Thanks for chiming in.

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    Any insight? Is this a violation of AA's rules and regulations, or...
    I always thought anonymity no longer applied when a person passed away. Like Bill W. became Bill Wilson when he died. I'm not a member of AA but that's what I thought....

    Anyway, very sad that Mike didn't make it through. I always felt for him on CR because I knew that anyone coming off methadone is not going to be feeling OK after a few days of detox. RIP Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinger View Post
    [I]"I don’t think this was a suicide," said Brett Gunn of Salt Lake City, Starr’s Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor. "We had a lot of plans."
    Brett Gunn of Salt Lake City is not dead...and apparently still a member of AA. Mike Starr outed himself the minute he walked onto the set. But...that wasn't AA, that was rehab.

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    Hmmm, oh yeah you're right, I hadn't thought about Gunn revealing himself as an AA member.

    I don't really get the "rules and regulations" (traditions) - or I should say, I used to get very bored when they were discussed.

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    that's because most AA members are never brought through the Traditions nor is their importance discussed. After I went through the steps, my sponsor brought me through the Traditions. As personal recovery is vital for continued sobriety, the Traditions are vital for maintenance/survival of AA as a whole. I owe my life to AA....as a responsible member I need to know/honor/serve the very thing that saved my life.

    and the cool thing, the Traditions of AA can be applied to personal life as well as to the group.

    if you were really interested (which i'm guessing you're not :)), i could forward you some info that discusses exactly what I mentioned above.

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    J,
    If you think I could benefit from it, I would like to read / or listen. Thanks! K

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    and the cool thing, the Traditions of AA can be applied to personal life as well as to the group.

    I know what you mean Janice. I remember struggling through my first year or so getting past the obsession to use drugs. And then after, seeing that the very same recovery process that freed me from drugs showed me the way to freedom from all the issues I had that had kept me unhappy, and avoiding reality.

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    krish - you asked for it...here it is.

    The Twelve Traditions of AA


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    Just watched a news story on HLN about Jeff Conaway. Seems that his ex Vicky placed a restraining order on him because of a domestic assault incident. He then placed one on her claiming she set him up by planting pain meds and cocaine in his apt.

    He claimed to be clean and sober during the interview but there's no way he was! Even a non-addict would be able to tell. His face was very thin with sunken cheeks, not to mention the slow talking raspy voice that comes with it. Apparently, besides the oxys, he's now been scripted Dilaudid, and along with benzos and alcohol he's a mess.

    What caught my attention was how healthy Vicky was looking. I remember seeing her on Celebrity Rehab when they put her and Jeff into seperate facilities. It looks like she is doing really well these days, but it's too bad about Jeff. He looks bad. I wonder if he's ever gonna 'get it' before it's too late.

    PS: Janice, I copied your post of the 12 traditions of AA and placed it in the NA forum. Even tho we already have a copy of the 12 traditions of NA, it doesnt contain the details of each one like yours does..

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    Thanks for the info Dave, I didnt know!
    Gheez how does Dr Drew find the time for this now that he's got a nightly show on HLN?
    But then again, I think the show is recorded 6 months earlier.

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