Twelve Unity Steps

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon B.A. unity.
  2. 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 not govern.
  3. The only requirement for B.A. membership is a desire to stop gambling.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting B.A. as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose - to carry its message to the compulsive gambler who still suffers.
  6. 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.
  7. Every B.A. group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. B.A. should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. B.A. as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. B.A. has no opinion on outside issues, hence the B.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
  11. 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.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of the B.A. program ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.


Meeting List

12 Steps of Recovery


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Unity Steps