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Three Legacies of Al-Anon

Al-Anon and Alateen are based on the 12 Steps, 12 Traditions, and 12 Concepts of Service adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The 12 Steps are a foundation for personal recovery; the 12 Traditions help the 30,000 Al-Anon and Alateen groups sustain unity and harmony; and the 12 Concepts are guides for showing how 12th Step work can be done to spread Al-Anon's message worldwide.

1. The Twelve Steps of Al-Anon

Study of these Steps is essential to progress in the Al-Anon program. The principles they embody are universal, applicable to everyone, whatever his personal creed. In Al-Anon, we strive for an ever-deeper understanding of these steps, and pray for the wisdom to apply them to our lives. The Steps are...

2. The Twelve Traditions of Al-Anon

These are Al-Anon's 12 Traditions. These guidelines are the means of promoting harmony and growth in Al-Anon groups and in the world-wide fellowship of Al-Anon as a whole. Our group experience suggests that our unity depends upon our adherence to these Traditions. The Traditions are...

3. The Twelve Concepts of Al-Anon

The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are guides for personal growth and group unity. The Twelve Concepts are guides for service. They show how Twelve Step work can be done on a broad scale and how members of World Service Office can related to each other and to the groups, through the World Service Conference to spread Al-Anon's message worldwide. The Concepts are...

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