Alcoholics Anonymous, also known as the Big Book, is a book written by Bill W and others who have found a way to recover from alcoholism. It’s the bible of A.A. The phenomenon of alcoholism plagued individuals all throughout history with no precise answers on how to stop the insanity.
Just as the 12 steps lay the spiritual path of recovery for individual members, provide the principles that keep 12-step support groups, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the Al-Anon Family Support Group, healthy and grounded, and focused on their primary purpose of fellowship.
The Big Book also outlines the 12 AA principles, which are single words encompassing the virtues needed to pass each step. What are the 12 spiritual principles?
Simultaneously, the Big Book promises the departure of these unwelcome byproducts of alcoholism: So the Promises are two-fold: the person who works a good program will gain a spiritual foundation and a whole new outlook on life, and the dread and negativity of alcoholism will be undone.
The Twelve Traditions provide guidelines for relationships between the groups, members, the global Fellowship and society at large. Questions of finance, public relations, donations and purpose are addressed in the Traditions.