12 Traditions of Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous

  1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon ITAA unity.
  2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority – a loving higher power as it may express itself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern.
  3. The only requirement for ITAA membership is a desire to abstain from excessive technology and/or computer use.
  4. Each group should be autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or ITAA as a whole.
  5. Each group has but one primary purpose – to carry its message to the person who still suffers.
  6. An ITAA group ought never endorse, finance or lend the ITAA name to any related facility or outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary purpose.
  7. Every ITAA group ought to be fully self supporting, declining outside contributions.
  8. ITAA should remain forever non-professional, but our service centers may employ special workers.
  9. ITAA, as such, ought never to be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.
  10. ITAA has no opinion on outside issues; hence the ITAA name ought never to be drawn into public controversy.
  11. Our public relations policy is based upon attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, films, television and other public forms of communication.
  12. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all these traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities.