Our Mission

sunrise pic      The mission of "Sober-Today.Org" is to help the alcoholic still suffering by carrying the message of what living sober is like, and where it can be found in the St. Louis area. We do this through links to Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, and links to books like The Big Book, The 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, and more. In addition to the many other resources that can be found here, we also have listings for more than 750 AA meetings per week in the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area.

     We hope you find what your looking for here but if you need to talk to someone right now, don't be afraid to pick up the phone and call the number listed below. Someone there can talk to you who truly cares, with no strings attached.

Phone: (314) 647-3677

What Are The 12 Traditions of AA?

     The Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous provide guidelines for relationships between the twelve-step groups, members, other groups, the global fellowship, and society at large. Questions of finance, public relations, donations, and purpose are addressed in the Traditions. They were originally written by Bill Wilson after the founding of the first twelve-step group, Alcoholics Anonymous.
     Several of the tenets of what was to become AA's Twelve Traditions were first expressed in the Foreword to the First Edition of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939. By 1944 the number of AA groups had grown along with the number of letters being sent to the AA headquarters in New York asking how to handle disputes caused by issues like publicity, religion, and finances. By 1946 AA cofounder Bill Wilson had more clearly formulated the basic ideas for the Twelve Traditions directly from such correspondence with groups (via the group conscience method), setting guidelines on how groups and members should interact with each other, the public, and AA as a whole. The Traditions were first published in the April 1946 AA Grapevine under the title Twelve Points to Assure Our Future and were formally adopted at AA's First International Convention in 1950. Wilson's book on the subject, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, was published in April, 1953.

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The 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous
Our Inspiration

Alcoholics Anonymous World Services AA Grapevine, Inc. Al-Anon Family Groups World Services AA St. Louis Central Service Office