Vision for you — A.A. Big Book

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. God will constantly disclose more to you and to us. Ask Him in your morning meditation what you can do each day for the man who is still sick. The answers will come, if your own house is in order. … Read more

Promises — A.A. Big Book

THE A.A. PROMISES If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity … Read more

The Twelve Traditions — Long Form

1. Each member of Alcoholics Anonymous is but a small part of a great whole. A.A. must continue to live or most of us will surely die. Hence our common welfare comes first. But individual welfare follows close afterward. 2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as … Read more

Twelve Traditions — Short Form

1. Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity. 2. For our group purpose there is but one ultimate authority — a loving God as He may express Himself in our group conscience. Our leaders are but trusted servants; they do not govern. 3. The only requirement for A.A. membership is … Read more

AA 12 Traditions — History

The A.A. 12 Traditions are included below, in both the long form and the short form. The short form of the 12 Traditions is what is most often read at the beginning of A.A. meetings or events and the long form of the 12 Traditions is the actual text of the 12 Traditions that you … Read more