Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions
First edition
AuthorBill W.
CountryUnited States of America
SubjectAlcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions
Published1953 Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Media typePrint (Hardback, Paperback and Online)

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is a 1953 book, which explains the 24 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.
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