The questions below offer ways to begin—or continue—group inventory or discussion
focused on this Tradition.
1. How does our group understand the difference between an “outside” issue and an
“inside” issue? Does our understanding show up in how our meetings function?
2. How do we stay focused on our primary purpose when non‐NA issues affect our
members and membership?
3. When our group seems pressed to form an opinion on an outside issue, how do we stay
focused on our primary purpose?
4. If a member brings in an outside issue, what are some ways we can respond that avoid
escalating controversy or alienating group members?
5. When we recognize that the group has been drawn into outside controversy, how do we
regain our focus? What can we do to restore our atmosphere of recovery?
6. 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?
7. Discuss any bridges between this Tradition and other Traditions. What do these bridges
teach us about our group?
8. 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?