The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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Cover of The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions


The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is a book that provides a detailed interpretation and explanation of the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). It serves as a companion to the Big Book and is considered an essential text for understanding the principles of AA.

Content Summary

The book is divided into two main sections:

The Twelve Steps

This section provides an in-depth discussion of each of the Twelve Steps, offering insights into their application and significance in recovery.

The Twelve Traditions

This section delves into the Twelve Traditions, explaining how they serve as the organizational principles that guide AA as a whole.


The book is often used in AA meetings and study groups and is considered a foundational text for understanding the philosophies and guidelines of AA.

Criticism and Controversies

Discussion of criticisms and controversies regarding the text, such as its spiritual undertones and interpretation of the Steps and Traditions.

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