Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
First edition
Author Bill W.
Country United States of America
Language English
Subject Alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions
Published 1953 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Media type Print (Hardback, Paperback and Online)

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is a 1953 book, which explains the twenty-four basic principles of Alcoholics Anonymous and their application.[1] The book dedicates a chapter to each step and each tradition, providing a detailed interpretation of these principles for personal recovery and the organization of the group.[2] Bill W. began work on this project in early 1952. By 1957, 50,000 copies were in circulation.[1]


  1. ^ a b Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age. New York: Alcoholics Anonymous Publishing, Inc. 1957. p. 219. ISBN 978-0-916856-02-1. 
  2. ^ AA Fact File