A.A. Tradition Eight

Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers. (“Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions“, Tradition Eight)

Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever nonprofessional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we might otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics. Such special services may well be recompensed. But our usual A.A. “12th Step” work is never to be paid for. (long form)

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