Alcoholics Anonymous Preamble
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions.
A.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses not opposes any causes.
Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
What does "Anonymity" mean to AA?
Our 11th TRADITION: 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.
Our 12th TRADITION: Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.