Bill W.’s 24 essays on the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions discuss the principles of individual recovery and group unity. A classic recovery text, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions outlines the core principles by which AA members recover and the AA fellowship functions. In addition, it clarifies each of the Twelve Steps that constitute the AA way of life and each of the Traditions by which AA maintains its unity. Originally published in 1952, this classic book is used by A.A. members and groups around the world. It lays out the principles by which A.A. members recover and by which the fellowship functions. The basic text clarifies the Steps which constitute the A.A. way of life and the Traditions, by which A.A. maintains its unity.