If you have a desire to stop drinking alcohol and to get clean, then there is always a space for you at our center. However, there are a few key principals that we operate off of that ensure that things run smoothly and that the experience stays comfortable for everyone involved.
While it is not mandatory for those seeking recovery to participate in AA meetings, it is important to keep in mind that our center operates with and bases its principals off of the key AA principals and traditions. These traditions and principals have allowed us to ensure that things function and run smoothly without compromising people anonymity.
Anonymity is key to the proper function of our center
Respecting peoples privacy is imperative to the continued success of our center. Maintaining confidentiality is what allows people to move forward with seeking the treatment that they need. Compromising peoples anonymity will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Compromised anonymity can have devastating effects, and destroy reputations. Compromised anonymity has lead to job loss in the past, and we have a zero tolerance policy for people that expose others.
Keep an open mind and respect differing opinions
The people that come to us for treatment comes from all walks of life; it is imperative that you are willing to be respectful and openminded.
The twelve AA traditions are as follows:
- Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon AA unity.
- For our 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.
- The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking.
- Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole.
- Each group has but one primary purpose—to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.
- An AA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the AA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property, and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
- Every AA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
- Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
- AA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
- Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the AA name ought never be drawn into public controversy.
- 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.
- Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.
If you feel as though you can respect the traditions above, and have a sincere desire to get clean than we would love to hold space for you to do so at our center.