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.
 

Letter of Permission - 12 Steps and Traditions

A.A. World Services, Inc.

May 18, 2006
Judy L.
Tamarac, FL
Dear Ms. L.:

Thank you for your recent request in which you are seeking permission to reprint and adapt the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous for use in a new fellowship known as Recovery in the Lifestyle (“RL”).

A.A. does not object to your adaptation of its Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions provided that the following guidelines are observed. First, we ask that you reprint the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions in their original form, preceding the respective, adapted versions. Secondly, we ask that you use following disclaimer:

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.

If, at some point you elect to translate your adaptation of the Steps and Traditions into a particular language, we would ask that you notify us of your intent, in writing, and that you use the existing A.A. translation of the Steps and Traditions in that language as a guide in creating your own translation.

If you agree with the foregoing, A.A.W.S. would have no objection to your reprinting A.A.’s Steps and Traditions, as originally written, and your adapting the Steps and Traditions as you requested. I have enclosed a copy of the original Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous for your use in this connection.

In Fellowship,
Darlene G. Smith
Rights & Permissions Assistant
A.A. World Services, Inc.

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