Unity Step 1

Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon group unity

Our common welfare is based upon the desire to stop gambling and to solve our common problem. Personal recovery depends upon this common goal. When one maintains abstinence from gambling, we improve our quality of life.

We then see that our common good is primary as we recover individually in unity with each other. A group that is troubled due to personality conflicts, indifference to others, individual ambitions, super egos, compulsive talkers, disruptive members and others who openly indicate that group unity is not essential, will certainly be unable to carry our message, and in time the group will cease effectively to exist.

Gambling can shatter and perhaps destroy the gambler but an individual who gambles cannot destroy the Group. In the early days, we wondered if the Group could survive the many individual relapses. Today, we know the Group will survive.