Tradition Twelve became important early in my sobriety and,
along with the Twelve Steps, it continues to be a must in
my recovery. I became aware after I joined the Fellowship
that I had personality problems, so that when I first heard
it, the Tradition's message was very clear: there exists an
immediate way for me to face, with others, my alcoholism and
attendant anger, defensiveness, offensiveness. I saw Tradition
Twelve as being a great ego-deflator; it relieved my anger
and gave me a chance to utilize the principles of the program.
All of the Steps, and this particular Tradition, have guided
me over decades of continuous sobriety. I am grateful to those
who were here when I needed them.