Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA, is an international fellowship group of both current and recovered alcoholics who provide mutual support to each other in order to achieve and maintain sobriety. Founded in 1935, the group follows a set of principles known as the Twelve Steps, which have a distinct spiritual essence but are relatively nondenominational, and the Twelve Traditions, which outline both the internal functions of AA groups and how they should interact with society as a whole. Members of AA are encouraged to acknowledge that they are powerless over alcohol and to seek help from a “higher power” of their own understanding.
This is a book of reflections by A.A. members for A.A. members. It was first published in 1990 to fulfill a long-felt need within the Fellowship for a collection of reflections that moves through the calendar year—one day at a time. Each page contains a reflection on a quotation from A.A.
This basic text for AA members and groups around the world lays out the principles by which members recover and by which the fellowship functions. Originally published in 1952, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is the classic book used by AA members and groups around the world.