The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
By Alcoholics Anonymous
This book deals with the “Twelve Steps” and the
“Twelve Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous. It presents
an explicit view of the principles by which A.A. members
recover and by which their Society functions.
A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual
in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel
the obsession to drink and enable the sufferer to become
happily and usefully whole.
A.A.'s Twelve Traditions apply to the life of the Fellowship
itself. They outline the means by which A.A. maintains
its unity and relates itself to the world about it, the way it
lives and grows.