“Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio
Thus, we respectfully ask that AA speakers and AA members not be photographed, videotaped, or identified by full name on audiotapes and in published or broadcast reports of our meetings, including those reports on new media technologies such as the internet.
The assurance of anonymity is essential in our efforts to help other problem drinkers who may wish to share our recovery program with us. And our tradition of anonymity reminds us that: “AA principles come before personalities”
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