Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions (B-8)

Al-Anon’s Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions – Revised (B-8)


When I came into Al-Anon this book was the only Step book available.  It became and still is a valued piece of Conference Approved Literature on my bookshelf.  It is filled with the wisdom of the Steps and Traditions.  My original copy of this book has pages covered with highlighted and underlined passages as I studied the Steps and Traditions with other members at meetings.  My revised copy, which I now bring to meetings, is highlighted too. My very favorite sentence today is on page 65 – “Several years passed.”  When I first came to Al-Anon I wanted a quick fix.  For me change has not worked quickly.  It has happened little by slow through working the Steps.  To maintain my serenity I must remember this quote from page 10, “I can only begin my search for serenity when I can free myself from my obsession with others.”  When I keep the focus on myself my life goes smoothly.


By Sandy F., Area Literature Coordinator