is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding
us to place principles before personalities."
is a complicated issue. Technically speaking, Tradition 12 speaks
of anonymity as a way to stay humble. Someone who has a successful
career does not feel superior to the unemployed man because they
are both love addicts. As they say in AA, it does not matter if
you are from Park Place or a park bench. This is the "spiritual
foundation" of LAA.
the issue of anonymity can also be seen as protecting your identify.
But this is a personal issue. It
is not a requirement. For instance, in A.A. people who do
service in the community (like going into the local jail) may
have to use their full name to get clearance. So, if you want
to remain anonymous you can. Use your first name and last initial.
Get an email address that does not use your name.
while one should not break their personal anonymity to the media
(Tradition 11), LAA as an organization is not anonymous. To the
contrary, we need to get the word out. When Alcoholics Anonymous
was a year old it only had about 16 members. When Jack
Alexander wrote an article about AA in The Saturday Evening
Post (March 1, 1941) letters from hopeful alcoholics poured in.
Today millions of alcoholics have had their lives restored. LAA
can only dream to be so successful.