1. In Heart t’ Heart individual recovery depends on the loving, supportive fellowship of the group. Without acceptance and unity there can be no fellowship and thus no recovery.
2. In Heart t’ Heart there is only one ultimate authority–a loving God who manifests His will for each group in our prayerful group conscience. Our Heart t’ Heart leaders are but trusted servants, they do not govern.
3. The only requirement for Heart t’ Heart membership is a desire to stop participating in compulsive/addictive behaviors.
4. Each Heart t’ Heart group is autonomous within the guidelines of the steps and the traditions, encouraged only to practice these principles in all its decisions.
5. Each Heart t’ Heart group has but one primary purpose–to carry its message of recovery from compulsive/addictive behavior to those who still suffer.
6. A Heart t’ Heart group ought never endorse, finance or lend the Heart t’ Heart name to any outside publications or enterprise, lest problems of copyrights, money, property or prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
7. Every Heart t’ Heart group ought to be fully self-supporting through voluntary donations from members only.
8. Heart t’ Heart should remain forever non-professional, but our General service center may employ special workers.
9. Heart t’ Heart, as such, ought never be organized. We may, however create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
10. Heart t’ Heart has no official opinion on any outside issue. Neither is its intent to promote any doctrine or policy contrary to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hence, the Heart t’ Heart name ought never be drawn into any controversy, the opinions expressed being simply those of the individuals who share them.
11. Our public relations policy is based on attraction, rather than promotion. We need always maintain the spiritual foundation of personal anonymity, acknowledging that all recovery comes through dedication to the principles of the program.
12. Personal anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions–ever reminding us that this program is focused on principles and not personalities.
See the Original Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
Permission to use the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous for adaptation granted by A. A. World Services, Inc. Use of the 12 Steps does not imply affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous.