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12 Concepts

The Twelve Concepts for World Service are collection of rules for the administrative structure and decision-making procedures of 12-step groups, primarily Alcoholics Anonymous, are referred to as the “12 concepts” (AA). The General Service Conference of AA embraced these ideas in 1962 after Bill W., an AA co-founder, developed them.

The Twelve Concepts for World Service define the tasks and responsibilities of various organizations and individuals within the AA organization and serve as a framework for decision-making within the organization. They place emphasis on the necessity of strong leadership, democratic decision-making, and checks and balances to guarantee that minority perspectives are heard and taken into account.

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