Welcome To The Twelve Principles Web Site
The Twelve Principles are designed to move us from following the “rules” of the steps to a life full of freedom as we integrate the Principles into our very way of being. This is a paradigm shift. Learn more about using this site.
It's not over because you got sober!
In fact, your life has just begun. As this website grows and is completed, our lives will be enriched with the study of the principles. Read the entire welcome letter from Dr. Patrick Carnes.
We are here to help you achieve your dreams.
"Transformation helps us to love the mystery." Paul Coelho, Manuscript Found in Accra; pg. 54. See how the principles of The Twelve Principles can make a difference in your life.
Beyond the book...
The Twelve Principles are vitally important in recovery because they help us focus ongoing energy and attention on healing. Learn more about The Gentle Path Through The Twelve Principles or order the book online.

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