Eleventh Tradition: Our public relations policy is based on attraction
rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at
the level of press, radio, TV and films. We need guard with special
care the anonymity of all AA members.
Twelfth Tradition: Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our
Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles above personalities.
At the personal
level, the traditions of anonymity provide an environment of trust,
confidence and equality to all Al-Anon and Alateen members.
At the public
level, Al-Anon respectfully asks members of the media not to identify
any AA, Al-Anon, or Alateen speaker or member by full name or picture
in published or broadcast reports of our meetings. The assurance of
anonymity is essential to our efforts to help other families and friends
of alcoholics, and our Tradition of Anonymity reminds us that Al-Anon
and Alateen principles come before personalities.