Panic Anonymous

12 Traditions

The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“AAWS”).  Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Traditions does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program. A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only – use of A.A.’s Traditions or an adapted version in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise. Additionally, while A.A. is a spiritual program, A.A. is not a religious program.  Thus, A.A. is not affiliated or allied with any sect, denomination, or specific religious belief.

  1. Our common welfare should come first personal recovery depends upon P.A . 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 PA. membership is a desire to change.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in manors affecting other groups or P.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the one who still suffers,
  6. A P.A. group ought never endorse, finance or lend the P.A. name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every P.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions,
  8. Panics Anonymous Should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. P.A. as such, ought never be organized: but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. P.A. Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues: hence the P.A. 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 films.
  12. Anonymity ls the spiritual foundation of all our Tradition, ever reminding us to place principals before personalities.