PDF version, September + PDF version based upon the text of the Windows Help version .. A.A.'s Twelve Steps are a group of principles, spiritual. Home Read the Big Book and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions Twelve A co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous tells how members recover and how the. To read a PDF version of the Fourth Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous Formats in which the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions can be read: To read a PDF.
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This book deals with the “Twelve Steps” and the “Twelve. Traditions” of Alcoholics Anonymous. It presents an ex- plicit view of the principles by which A.A. Twelve steps and Twelve Traditions. (Click to Download). PDF. Doc · Web · Audio · Home · AA Website · Skype · Contact Web Manager · To Participate. THE TWELVE TRADITIONS. Suggested Literature. A.A. Tradition, How it Developed. Traditions Long Form. Traditions Illustrated. 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.
AA's 7th traditions encourages groups to be self-supporting, declining outside contributions. Those listed as "closed" are available to those with a self professed "desire to stop drinking," which cannot be challenged by another member on any grounds.
At big book meetings, the group in attendance will take turns reading a passage from the AA big book and then discuss how they relate to it after.
At twelve step meetings the group will typically break out into subgroups depending on where they are in their program and start working on the twelve steps outlined in the program. In addition to those three most common types of meetings, there are also other kinds of discussion meetings which tend to allocate the most time for general discussion.
The research also found that AA was effective at helping agnostics and atheists become sober.
The authors concluded that though spirituality was an important mechanism of behavioral change for some alcoholics, it was not the only effective mechanism. As laymen, our opinion as to its soundness may, of course, mean little. But as ex-problem drinkers, we can say that his explanation makes good sense. It explains many things for which we cannot otherwise account. For example, there is no such thing as heart disease. Instead there are many separate heart ailments or combinations of them.
It is something like that with alcoholism.
Therefore, we did not wish to get in wrong with the medical profession by pronouncing alcoholism a disease entity. Hence, we have always called it an illness or a malady—a far safer term for us to use. People taking the survey were allowed to select multiple answers for what motivated them to join AA.
While some studies have suggested an association between AA attendance and increased abstinence or other positive outcomes,      other studies have not.
Carrying the message of AA into hospitals was how the co-founders of AA first remained sober. They discovered great value of working with alcoholics who are still suffering, and that even if the alcoholic they were working with did not stay sober, they did.
While an A. The A. We think that each group should soon achieve this ideal; that any public solicitation of funds using the name of Alcoholics Anonymous is highly dangerous, whether by groups, clubs, hospitals, or other outside agencies; that acceptance of large gifts from any source, or of contributions carrying any obligation whatever, is unwise. Then too, we view with much concern those A.
Experience has often warned us that nothing can so surely destroy our spiritual heritage as futile disputes over property, money, and authority. Alcoholics Anonymous should remain forever non-professional. We define professionalism as the occupation of counseling alcoholics for fees or hire. But we may employ alcoholics where they are going to perform those services for which we may otherwise have to engage nonalcoholics.
Such special services may be well recompensed. But our usual A. Each A. Rotating leadership is the best. The small group may elect its secretary, the large group its rotating committee, and the groups of a large metropolitan area their central or intergroup committee, which often employs a full-time secretary. The trustees of the General Service Board are, in effect, our A.
General Service Committee. They are the custodians of our A.
Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A. General Service Office at New York. They are authorized by the groups to handle our over-all public relations and they guarantee the integrity of our principal newspaper, the A.
All such representatives are to be guided in the spirit of service, for true leaders in A.
They derive no real authority from their titles; they do not govern. Universal respect is the key to their usefulness. The Alcoholics Anonymous groups oppose no one. Concerning such matters they can express no views whatever.
The relative success of the A. In simplest form, the A. The heart of the suggested program of personal recovery is contained in Twelve Steps describing the experience of the earliest members of the Society:.
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.
Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.