Recovery in the Lifestyle : RitL is a fellowship of BDSM lifestyle people and guests who are in recovery or would like to be. It is based on the 12 steps of recovery and recognizes that anonymity is most important for us all.

Recovery in the Lifestyle : 12 Steps & 12 Traditions

Recovery in the Lifestyle is grateful to A.A. World Services, Inc., for giving our group its permission to use an adapted version of the original 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We received this official permission in May, 2006 (read the letter).


12 Steps of Recovery in the Lifestyle
12 Traditions of Recovery in the Lifestyle

A.A. World Services' only request was that we display a specific disclaimer about non-affiliation, and that we also show the original steps and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. Recovery in the Lifestyle is delighted to do so, and appreciates the cooperation of A.A. with the many recovery groups that have sprung up since A.A.'s inception in 1935.

Indeed, within any Recovery in the Lifestyle group can be found members who represent many of them, as we welcome everyone in the BDSM lifestyle who belongs to any 12 step program to our open meetings (and their friends).

Posted at the request of A.A. World Services, Inc.: The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been reprinted and adapted with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (“A.A.W.S.”).  Permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions does not mean that Alcoholics Anonymous is affiliated with this program.  A.A. is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use of A.A.’s Steps and Traditions or an adapted version of its Steps and Traditions in connection with programs and activities which are patterned after A.A., but which address other problems, or use in any other non-A.A. context, does not imply otherwise.


  Letter of Permission to use the Steps and Traditions by A.A. World Services, Inc

12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

12 Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous

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