Back to Basics
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Tucson, AZ 85752-1648
(520) 297-9348 (Office)
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Basic Recovery Seminar
October 31-November 1, 2020
Zoom Back to Basics, Back to the Basics of Recovery, and
Back to the Basics of Sponsorship Seminars
Starting in October 2020, Wally P. and Brit S. will be conducting
one-day, online Zoom seminars similar to the ones Wally has been
conducting throughout the United States, Canada, and around the world
since 1998. The first in the series of seminars is titled, “Basic
Recovery for all Addictive, Compulsive, and Problematic Behaviors.” This
seminar is for all members of the recovery community. Every participant
will TAKE all Twelve Steps in four, ninety-minute sessions and recover
“from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body.”
The maximum number of attendees is 100 because we are limited to 50
Breakout Rooms. Bring your Sponsor or Sponsee and take the Steps
together. If you don’t have someone to TAKE you through the Steps, we
will assign you a Sharing Partner at the start of the first session.
This is a WE program. Nobody takes the Steps alone.
The cost of the seminar is $30.00 for the four,
ninety-minute sessions including PowerPoint slides, 20-24 handouts, and
a Breakout Room for you to TAKE Steps 4 + 5 and Steps 8 + 9 with a
sponsor, sponsee, or sharing partner. Pre-registration is required in
order to receive the Zoom password and handouts.
Click here to register.
(link will open a new window)
to the Basics of Recovery is now available as an eBook at AMAZON.COM
Click here to get your copy now!
To minimize confusion
Back to the Basics of Recovery
How to Listen to God now have their own
separate shopping carts!.
You can also visit us on Facebook!
Download GSO approved guidelines for conducting
Back to Basics meetings: Part 1
and Part 2
Wally P TV and Radio Interviews at Mississippi State
University for 11/28/17 Back to the Basics of Recovery Workshop
3 Minute PSA
(Public Service Announcement)
22 Minute Radio
Clicking on any of the
above links will open a new window and your computer's mp3 software
will play the voice links (the first two) or your computer's
mp4 software will play the video link. Once the clip completes,
simply close the window and you will return to this page.
Twelve Steps for the 21st
Twelve Steps converted to conventional, everyday, gender neutral
language, and edited for calrity and continuity.
We admitted we (had a
problem)--that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power
greater than ourselves could (solve our problem).
Made a decision to turn our
will and our lives over to the care of (this Power).
Made a searching and fearless
. . . inventory of (our liabilities).
Admitted to . . . another
(person) the exact nature of our (liabilities).
Were entirely ready to have
(the Power) remove all (of our liabilities).
Humbly asked (the Power) to
remove our (liabilities and strengthen our assets).
Made a list of all persons we
had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made . . . amends to such
people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them
Continued to take personal
inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and
meditation to improve our conscious contact with (the Power
greater than ourselves).
Having had a spiritual
awakening as the result of these (Steps), we tried to carry this
message to (others) and to practice these (Steps in our daily)
Copyright: Faith With
Works Publishing Company, Wally P., 2015 (Rev. 08/20)
"Step takers, not meeting makers,
make it. Meeting makers make meetings. Step Takers make a difference."
- Wally P
Since the release of the Back to
Basics book in 1997, more than 700,000 have been through this "original"
Beginners' Meetings format from the 1940's that produced a 50-75%
recovery rate during the early days of the recovery movement. We are
seeing similar results today in the more than 7,000 meetings held each
week. Click here
for a meeting in your area.
B. Article Titled, What has Happened . . . ?
Considered by many to be A.A.’s Wake-up
“. . . The alcoholics who participated
in the writing of the “Big Book” didn't wait (to take the
steps). They took the Steps in the first few days following
their last drink. Thank God, there are those in our Fellowship,
like Joe and Charlie, Wally, etc., who have recognized the
problem and have started doing something about it. They are
placing the focus back on the “Big Book.”
Wally P. has no royalty arrangement with Back to Basics and receives NO income from any literature he
has published nor from CDs / DVDs he has produced. He insists that
is his Twelfth Step work for which he cannot be paid.
We thank you for your interest in our life-saving
Back to Basics, Back to the Basics of Recovery, and Back to the Basics
of Sponsorship seminars.
If you would like Wally or one of his protege's to conduct a Seminar in your area, please click on
How to Host a Back to Basics Workshop and then contact
Brit S. at:
520-333-9798 or email at
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"News and Information" page from the original
Back to Basics Meetings now listed in 40 (41 actually)
out of 50 States, 5 other countries with 5 out of 10
provinces in Canada!
To add your Beginners'
to the website just email us the
information, including where (name and address of
location), when (day of the week and time), and contact
(phone number and/or email address). Attach a
flyer if you like.
Back to Basics has exploded with
hundreds of new meetings and groups during the past few
many of which are
not listed on this site.
Please send us your meeting information
and we will post it as soon as possible.
Click below on a state or location near you to
find the nearest meeting to you... (the list is
growing almost daily now)
note: Any proceeds from the sale of these books, meeting leader guides,
etc., after out of pocket expenses are met, will be used to
distribute books at no cost to individuals and groups who cannot afford to buy them."
Mission Statement - Who
The Back to Basics Foundation is
dedicated to saving the lives of alcoholics, addicts and obsessive
compulsives by showing them the sheer
simplicity of the "original" program of recovery and by guiding them through the Twelve Steps
as they were taken by many of the pioneers in the 1940's. During this period of
time, the recovery rate from addiction was 50-75%. We are seeing similar
results today for those who are willing to remain
involved with the Back to Basics Beginners' meetings for three to six months.
We accomplish our objective by coordinating the recovery efforts of the numerous Back to
Basics Beginners' meetings and groups, answering questions as they arise
up on Twelfth Step calls. We also conduct one day and weekend seminars based on
the Back to Basics, Back to the Basics of Recovery, and How To Listen To
God programs and distribute recovery literature and other materials on
the Beginners' meetings.
Online Shopping Carts -
Please Note: We have
added additional Priority shopping carts to separate the different
DVD's (Back to Basics 101, The James H DVD's), CD
Workshops (Back to Basics, Back to the Basics of Recovery, Sponsorship,
4 Spiritual Activities, Nutrition) and others
been moved to the "DVD's,
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