12 TRADITIONS OF RECOVERED CODEPENDENTS
1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon Recovered Codependents unity.
2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving Higher Power as expressed to our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for membership in Recovered Codependents is a desire to stop engaging in codependent thinking and behavior.
4. Each group should remain autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or Recovered Codependents as a whole.
5. Each group has but one primary purpose — to carry its message to other codependents who still suffer.
6. A Recovered Codependents group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the Recovered Codependents name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim.
7. Every Recovered Codependents group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
8. Recovered Codependents should remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
9. Recovered Codependents, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Recovered Codependents has no opinion on outside issues; hence the Recovered Codependents 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, films, television and all other forms of public communication.
12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.