The Twelve Traditions of Life Sponsors Anonymous

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon LSA 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 LSA is a willingness to better yourself.
  4. Each group should remain autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or LSA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to other human beings who still suffer.
  6. An LSA group ought never endorse, finance, or lend the LSA (Life Sponsors Anonymous) name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim.
  7. An LSA group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. Life Sponsors Anonymous should remain forever non-professional, but our service centres may employ special workers.
  9. LSA, as such, ought never be organised; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. LSA has no opinion on outside issues; hence the LSA 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, and films.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions; ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.