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Anonymity

 

 

Who I see here I leave here but what is said here

I take what best helps me and leave the rest

 

I do not worry about my anonymity in recovery when I got to the doors of AA

 

My first meeting 8 to 10 people in front row got up and said Hi Al

 

We knew you would find us well anonymity was shot down right then for me

 

Even before I knew how important it was to the survival of AA as a whole today

 

My anonymity is important and I would get upset if others told people I was in AA

 

Only because they do not have the right to break my anonymity only I can do that

 

And only if it’s going to help another person one on one

 

As far as the press, radio, films, and television well I pass on them

 

The traditions are my guide to who and when I tell anyone I am a member of AA

 

Today most people I know are in the fellowship and many have called me

 

To ask if they can give my phone number to someone in need

 

Well to this day I have never said No but I do appreciate that phone call first

 

I try not to break anyone’s anonymity we are not all so fortunate

 

To not have to worry about employers or co-workers finding out about our recovery

 

Some still put a stigma on the alcoholics and treat them differently

 

Than we in recovery treat them some just don't need to know

 

Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions

 

Reminding us to place principles before personalities

 

God gave us a great program and I follow His direction in all my AA service work

 

We are exposed to outside influences working in the communities we serve

 

And it’s hard to serve if your not willing to let people know who you are

 

The payment for the anonymity break at service levels is carrying the message

 

To the hospitals and instructions and professionals who need our help

 

Most are clueless as to how this program works we need to show them we can help

 

Doctor’s, lawyer’s, judge’s, probation officers, police depts. Etc all need our contacts

 

 We are responsible to see that they understand what our program is all about

 

 So please reach out and help the still sick and suffering alcoholic

 

God Bless each of you as He has me

   

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