By Mel B.,Michael Fitzpatrick
A gripping exploration of the background of the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics nameless and their relevance and applicability this day. this present day, nearly all over the place you switch, superstar misadventures with alcohol and drug use, overdoses, and relapses are splashed around the headlines. renowned starlets are "doing time" in rehab for robbery and misconduct. Yesterday's heroes congregate prior to the digital camera for a Twelve-Step assembly or a remedy consultation. even though this kingdom of media cognizance has made the general public more and more conscious of the risks of consuming and drugging, what does this suggest for Alcoholics nameless (AA) and related 12-Step courses that have been based on such Traditions as anonymity and never drawing the AA identify into public controversy?In dwelling AA's 12 Traditions in modern international, pro author and AA historian Mel B. makes use of transcripts of speeches by way of invoice W. and unique files chronicling the advance of the 12 Traditions to envision their value to the survival, integrity, and good fortune of AA and different 12-Step corporations. well known speaker and archivist Mike F. then seems on the relevance of every of the Traditions within the twenty-first century--their value for recuperating people's ongoing sobriety and for the way forward for the Fellowship.Together, Mel B. and Mike F. discover what elements of the Traditions carry powerful and what were ignored or have even developed because they have been officially followed on the First foreign AA conference in 1950. in any case, they locate power and desire in an intensive organizational version and tradition born from an enduring notion: rules over personalities.Mel B. is a long-time AA member and the writer of many vintage restoration titles, together with My look for invoice W., stroll in Dry locations, New Wine: The religious Roots of the Twelve Step Miracle, and Ebby: the guy Who backed invoice W.Mike Fitzpatrick is likely one of the top archivists and historians focusing on the improvement of the Twelve Step stream. He has labored with authors and film manufacturers, delivering fabric for his or her paintings, and is the co-author of 1,000 Years of Sobriety.
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Living the Twelve Traditions in Today's World: Principles Over Personality (Legacy 12) by Mel B.,Michael Fitzpatrick