|Dimensions||3.75 × .8 × 5.78 in|
12 Steps & 12 Traditions (Gift edition)
Hardcover, Gift edition
This is the pocket-size special edition with embossed gold print on cover, blue endpapers and ribbon bookmarker. Appropriate for A.A. anniversaries, birthdays, etc. The “Twelve and Twelve” contains 12 essays by Bill W. that expand upon each of the Steps – the A.A. program of recovery – with helpful examples and personal insights, and another 12 that explain how the Traditions protect the unity of Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is used today by A.A. members and groups worldwide.
Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the first organizations to recognize the need for social support in ending alcohol addiction.
The founding principles of AA are called the 12 Steps, and programs that are based on AA are sometimes called 12-Step programs. The 12 Traditions are associated with the 12 Steps, and they were first officially published in 1946 in AA’s journal, the AA Grapevine. They were officially endorsed as positive cultural attitudes and principles that could bring about change within AA groups by the International Convention of AA, which met in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1950.
This book contains Bill W.’s 24 essays on the Steps and the Traditions, and the principles of individual recovery and group unity.