Step 10: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Original Manuscript Form: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Tradition 10: No A.A. group or member should ever, in such a way as to implicate A.A., express any opinion on outside controversial issues — particularly those of politics, alcohol reform, or sectarian religion. The Alcoholics Anonymous groups oppose no one. Concerning such matters they can express no views whatever.
* Do I ever give the impression that there really is an “AA opinion” on Antabuse? Tranquilizers? Doctors? Psychiatrists? Churches? Hospitals? Jails? Alcohol? The federal government? Legalizing marijuana? Vitamins? Al-Anon? Alateen?
* Can I honestly share my own personal experience concerning any of those without giving the impression I am stating the “AA opinion”?
* What in AA history gave rise to our Tenth Tradition?
* Have I had a similar experience in my own AA life?
* What would AA be without this Tradition? Where would I be?
* Do I breach this or any of its supporting Traditions in subtle, perhaps unconscious, ways?
* How can I manifest the spirit of this Tradition in my personal life outside AA? Inside AA?
Concept X: Every service responsibility should be matched by an equal service authority, with the scope of such authority well defined.
* Do we understand “authority” and “responsibility” as they relate to group conscience decisions by G.S.R.s, D.C.M.s and our area delegates?
* Why is delegation of “authority” so important to the overall effectiveness of A.A.? Do we use this concept to define the scope of “authority?”