A Vital Spiritual Principle

The resources below contain decades of experience on why anonymity continues to be of vital importance to the welfare of A.A. members and the Fellowship as a whole.

“Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.”

Understanding Anonymity

When using digital media, A.A. members are responsible for their own anonymity and that of others. When we post, text, or blog, we should assume that we are publishing at the public level. When we break our anonymity in these forums, we may inadvertently break the anonymity of others.

More recently, the arrival of new forms of electronic communication such as social networking offers fresh vehicles to carry the A.A. message to the public. Modern communication flows in ways that are high-tech, relatively open ended and evolving quickly. Protecting anonymity, is a major concern for A.A. members who are accessing the Internet in ever-growing numbers.

Anonymity Online