Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions by Alcoholics AnonymousLibrarians Note: This is an alternate-cover edition for ISBN 0916856011 / 9780916856014
Originally published in 1952, this classic book is used by A.A. members and groups around the world. Bill W.s 24 essays on the Steps and the Traditions discuss the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the A.A. way of life and the Traditions, by which A.A. maintains its unity.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
Skip Navigation. Home Activities of Area 14 Area and A. Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Addiction isn't a choice. The Twelve Steps are a set of guiding principles in addiction treatment that outline a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion. Step 1 : We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Step 2 : Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Step 3 : Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Step 5 : Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery from addiction , compulsion , or other behavioral problems. The programs tend to be organized around autonomous local groups, where people in recovery meet regularly to support each other and work through the steps. Most twelve step meetings are free, non-commercial and open to anyone suffering from the particular affliction - for example, AA meetings are usually open to anyone "with a desire to stop drinking. As summarized by the American Psychological Association , the process involves the following: . Twelve-step methods have been adapted to address a wide range of alcoholism, substance-abuse and dependency problems. Over self-help organizations—often known as fellowships —with a worldwide membership of millions—now employ twelve-step principles for recovery.