In this month’s Discover AA post we take a look at the history of the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. This pamphlet, AA Tradition, How it Developed tells the story of the emergence and development of the principles believed essential to AA unity and survival.
Bill W.’s foreword presents in their original form the “Twelve Points to Assure Our Future.” In all but the second tradition, the original language has been modified or shortened.
There are two pieces by Bill W. on the anonymity traditions, one written when the fellowship was eleven years old; the other nine years later. Together they buttress our best known—and perhaps least understood—traditions, eleven and twelve.
So if you’d like to learn more, download a copy below.
AA Tradition - How it Developed (493.0 KiB)