Twelve Unity Steps
- Our common welfare should
come first; personal recovery depends upon B.A. unity.
- For the 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
- The only requirement for
B.A. membership is a desire to stop gambling.
- Each group should be
autonomous except in matters affecting B.A. as a whole.
- Each group has but one
primary purpose - to carry its message to the compulsive gambler who
- A B.A. group ought never
endorse, finance, or lend the B.A. name to any related facility or
outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige
divert us from our primary purpose.
- Every B.A. group ought to be
fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- B.A. should remain forever non-professional,
but our service centers may employ special workers.
- B.A. as such, ought never be
organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly
responsible to those they serve.
- B.A. has no opinion on
outside issues, hence the B.A. name ought never be drawn into public
- Our public relations policy
is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain
personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, film, and television.
- Anonymity is the spiritual
foundation of the B.A. program ever reminding us to place principles