Much has been written, much has been said about the Twelve Steps of AA.
These tenets of our faith and practice were not worked out overnight and then presented to our members as an opportunist creed. Born of our early trials and many tribulations, they were and are the result of humble and sincere desire, sought in personal prayer for divine guidance.
As finally expressed and offered, they are simple in language, plain in meaning. They are also workable by any person having a sincere desire to obtain and keep sobriety.
The results are the proof. Their simplicity and workability are such that no special interpretations, and certainly no reservations, have ever been necessary.
Dr. Bob, a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.