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The Twelve Traditions of Satanic Recovery

During its first decade, AA as a fellowship accumulated substantial experience which indicated that certain group attitudes and principles were particularly valuable in assuring survival of the informal structure of the Fellowship. As Satanic Recovery works on the 12 step recovery programme of AA we are able to benefit from these experiences. As of 2021, after the initial start-up of online and in person meetings in 2020, Satanic Recovery adapted these guidelines to fit their fellowship needs. In person meetings are also suggested to operate under the title of Rational Satanic Recovery meetings

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends

upon Satanic Recovery unity with an emphasis on recovery.

2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority - the majority

of the group as a whole. Our moderators are but trusted servants; they

do not govern.

3. The only requirement for Satanic Recovery membership is a desire to

stop using.

4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other

groups or Satanic Recovery as a whole.

5. Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message that

Satanic Recovery offers an alternative approach to the traditional 12

step recovery programme without the confines of dogma or stigma and

without changing the original text.

6. A Satanic Recovery group ought never endorse, finance or lend the

Satanic Recovery name to any related facility, sect, or outside

enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from

our primary purpose.

7. Every Satanic Recovery group ought to be fully self-supporting,

declining outside contributions.

8. Satanic Recovery should remain forever non-professional except in

matters to support a growing fellowship - in person and online Satanic

Recovery meetings should follow this rule.

9. All rituals, rites and practices are to be respected and encouraged.

Allowing us to focus on our similarities, not our differences. The

richness of our diversity in beliefs and practice should be welcomed and


10.Satanic Recovery has no opinion on outside issues; hence the Satanic

Recovery name ought never be drawn into public controversy or lend

Credence to any sect/path of any religion.

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 is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever

reminding us to place principles before personalities.

While the Twelve Traditions are not specifically binding on any group or groups, an overwhelming majority of members have adopted them as the basis for AA's expanding internal and public relationships. Satanic Recovery views its 12 Traditions in the same manner.

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