6. based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal The Steps are the foundation for personal recovery in Al-Anon, and the Traditions help Al-Anon groups sustain their unity and fellowship. workers. greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. It is a textbook for alcoholism which lays out specific directions on how to recover from alcoholism. It was written to depend and broaden the understanding of the 12 steps. Our groups, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve. The relatives of alcoholics, when gathered together for mutual aid, may call themselves an Al-Anon Family Group, provided that, as a group, they have no other affiliation. Al-Anon's program of recovery is based on the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 11. 6. Permission to reprint and adapt this material does not mean that AA has reviewed or approved the contents of this publication, nor that AA agrees with the views expressed herein. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. The Trustees have legal rights while the rights of the Conference are traditional. God remove all these defects of character. contents of this publication, nor that AA agrees with the views expressed Also the book was written to show how AA functions through the twelve traditions.

My sponsor told me to focus on the big book only when I'm first getting sober. Traditions, ever reminding us to place principles before personalities. Service responsibility is balanced by carefully defined service authority and double-headed management is avoided. The 12 Traditions are associated with the 12 Steps, and they were first officially published in 1946 in AA’s journal, the AA Grapevine. Each group has but one primary 11. Each group should be 8. TWELVE STEPS and TWELVE TRADITIONS —x— ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS ® WORLD SERVICES, INC.

6. The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions are reprinted and adapted with The only requirement for membership is that there be a problem of alcoholism in a relative or friend. 4. 2. 10. Made direct amends to such ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees

The big book also contains stories of members of AA who share their experience getting sober. autonomous except in matters affecting other groups or AA as a whole. Made a decision to turn our Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. anonymity at the level of press, radio and films. 3. The 164 and More ™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous , the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions , … 11. Permission to reprint For our group purpose there is awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. 9. 12&12 Step Two, p.26 First , Alcoholics Anonymous does not demand that you believe anything . An AA group ought never Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. Continued to take personal out. Anonymity is the spiritual foundation of all our Every group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions. The 12 Steps and 12 Steps was written 14 years after The Big Book. The Difference between Therapy, 12 Steps and Recovery Coaching May 22, 2017 By admin Leave a Comment No form of recovery is perfect. The right of decision makes effective leadership possible. The 12 Steps and 12 Steps was written 14 years after The Big Book. Make a list of all persons we The Al-Anon Family Groups have delegated complete administrative and operational authority to their Conference and its service arms. purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers. AA is a program of recovery from alcoholism only - use of the Twelve Our Family Groups ought never endorse, finance or lend our name to any outside enterprise, lest problems of money, property and prestige divert us from our primary spiritual aim. The Twelve Concepts of Service provide guidance for service in the Al-Anon fellowship. 9. The World Service Office is composed of selected committees, executives and staff members.

The CoDA Steps may not be reprinted or republished without the express written consent of Co-Dependents Anonymous, Inc. Alcoholics Anonymous has no directly responsible to those they serve. The Big Book is the basic text of AA. The rights of appeal and petition protect minorities and insure that they be heard. herein. 1. Al-Anon's Twelve Steps, copyright 1996 by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc.  Reprinted with  permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. 1.

It was written to depend and broaden the understanding of the 12 steps. 5. The 12x12 was written by Bill after he was sober for 15 years.
remain forever nonprofessional, but our service centers may employ special

12. While there is other helpful literature the big book is all you need to get sober. 2. The Twelve Steps  and Twelve Traditions Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. group conscience.

I really like the 12&12...it's very clear cut and easy for me to understand. For our group purpose there is but one authority—a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience.