The questions below offer ways to begin—or continue—group inventory or discussion
focused on this Tradition.
1. Why are issues of money, property, and prestige such a slippery slope for us? How have
we seen them divert us from our primary purpose?
2. How can issues of affiliation and pursuit of money, property, and prestige affect the
atmosphere of recovery in our group? What else can divert our group from our primary
purpose? What can we do as a group to avoid these distractions? How can we regain
focus, once diverted?
3. What is an endorsement? In what ways could our group be seen as giving an
endorsement of something outside NA? How could or would doing so damage our
reputation and our efforts to carry the NA message?
4. How do we maintain integrity as a group? How does the use of NA literature and
speakers help us to practice that integrity?
5. How do autonomy, cooperation, and affiliation relate to one another? How do we
exercise creative freedom in a way that honors the guidance of Tradition Six?
6. Why do we hold our meetings in this particular location? How do we keep our
relationship with the facility one of cooperation, not affiliation? How do we help
members understand our relationship with facilities where we meet? What is our
relationship to clubhouses or meeting halls?
7. What can we do as a group to maintain or improve our relations with outside entities?
How should we handle our disagreements with outside facilities or organizations?
8. How do we support members in learning the importance of our policy of nonaffiliation?
Do the words and actions of our trusted servants honor this Tradition? How loving and
caring are we in the way we help our members understand Tradition Six?
9. Do our efforts to keep our message clear sometimes make it seem like we’re creating
additional requirements for membership? How can our group practice this Tradition
without limiting our inclusiveness?
10. How does this Tradition help us understand anonymity? How does anonymity help us
understand this Tradition? How do we practice anonymity in terms of this Tradition?
11. Discuss any bridges between this Tradition and other Traditions. What do these bridges
teach us about our group?
12. What more can we do to bring the principles of this Tradition into our group efforts?
What could we do differently to better fulfill our primary purpose?