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Publisher's Summary

Commonly referred to as the “Twelve and Twelve”, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions comprises 24 foundational essays by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. that have helped millions of A.A. members worldwide both to get and stay sober “one day at a time”, and to ensure that their "Fellowship" - Alcoholics Anonymous as a whole - will be there for them tomorrow. 

First published by Grapevine in 1952, the 12 essays in the book’s opening expand upon each of A.A.’s landmark Twelve Steps - its program of recovery from alcoholism - with practical applications, helpful examples and personal insights, many of which enlarge upon themes raised in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. The second 12 illuminate the Twelve Traditions and explain how spiritual principles such as anonymity, humility and self-support serve to safeguard the unity of Alcoholics Anonymous and shield it from internal and external challenges. 

Whether heard at meetings, referred to while working with a sponsor, or turned to in a quiet moment, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions can serve as a vital resource for those seeking a deeper understanding of the Steps and Traditions. 

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions has been approved by the General Service Conference.

©1952 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. (P)2021 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

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Great narration. It was wonderful to be able to listen to this tonight instead of having to read it.

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Was not even close to what the actual book reads..

This should get 0 stars. This is not the same book at all.....I honestly want a refund.

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life changing experience for me

I call it the bible for those who are in need of guidance!❤️🙏 Army Strong !

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classic

every word saturated with meaning. audio book adds the feeling of being in a 12n12 meeting

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Vital Piece of the AA Program

This book expounds upon and provides vital insight into the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. Critical source for all those out there who ask "why."

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jfw, likes the programming and integrity of this r

I used to attend a.a. in Albany New York, where the teaching of a.a. was ongoing, and the people, their were attending, and showing up every night for, to keep God's word of recovery

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Relevant to Everyone

The spiritual principles described in this book are are worthy of anyone's consideration. This is not just for addicts. The 12 traditions are also really interesting because the describe how the community organizes itself, and there are some good guidelines in there.

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What a Blessing

I feel very blessed this couple of weirdos formed this fabulous organisation, and left such a legacy of love and divine inspiration.
Life saving for some, life giving to me.
I listen to this book often. Every time I gain more inspiration and insight.
As they say, experiment with the power of prayer, pray hard and pray often.
Divine inspiration awaits.

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The story of one of the most helpful organizations

The story of one of the most helpful organizations ever founded...
Highly Recommend as a 1st Step

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Good reference

I read this book because my husband just entered rehab. He is in for drug but the same principles apply. It was interesting to here and learn about the steps and experiences that anonymous members went through. It was helpful.
If you are the person going through addiction then the traditions is very helpful to understand.
if you are reading this because of a loved one, the traditions however interesting is not very helpful.
-side note, it confused me if AAA and 12 steps are no suppose to take money , then I believe this book should be free to all. Educational and does a lot of good.
- good mix of voices and easy to follow .