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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.
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Back 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 and How to Listen to God now have their own separate shopping carts!.
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Back to Basics-The Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners' Meetings




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AA 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
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Twelve Steps for the 21st Century

The Twelve Steps converted to conventional, everyday, gender neutral language, and edited for calrity and continuity.

  1. We admitted we (had a problem)--that our lives had become unmanageable.

  2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could (solve our problem).

  3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of (this Power).

  4. Made a searching and fearless . . . inventory of (our liabilities).

  5. Admitted to . . . another (person) the exact nature of our (liabilities).

  6. Were entirely ready to have (the Power) remove all (of our liabilities).

  7. Humbly asked (the Power) to remove our (liabilities and strengthen our assets).

  8. Made a list of all persons we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.

  9. Made . . . amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

  10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

  11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with (the Power greater than ourselves).

  12. 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) affairs.

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.


During 2020 Wally P. will be conducting seminars and workshops throughout the United States
and around the world via ZOOM.

For details on the seminars listed below, click here
For a list of Wally P.'s Archival Presentations, just click here.
For a list of past seminars click here


2020 Back to Basics Seminars and Speaking Engagements
If you would like Wally to conduct a Back to Basics, How to Listen to God or a Back to the Basics of Recovery seminar in your area, 
please click on
How to Host a Back to Basics Workshop then
Brit S. at: 520-333-9798 or email at
Date Location/Contact Agenda
What has happened to our success rate?
Click on this article!
How to Receive Divine Guidance 
Here is a link to the YouTube presentation recording
and also you can click here for the Wally P Feedback on the Continuum of Recovery and How to Receive Divine Guidance letter.
Wally P Self Centeredness Anonymous Talk 2
Here is a link to the YouTube Self Centeredness recording


Latest Developments

  1. All DVD's and CD's have been moved to the "DVD's, CD's, and Other Digital Media" Bookstore. Click the link to browse or . . . 

    The Four Spiritual
    Activities Weekend

    Back to the Basics
    of Wellness

    The Greatest Spiritual
    Movement of the 20th
    Century-Volume 1

    The Greatest Spiritual
    Movement of the 20th
    Century-Volume 2
    Click on any of the CD's back covers above for info!

  2. "The Continuum of Recovery" graphic is completed - Article to follow

  3. Back to the Basics of Recovery 5 CD Pack is Available!
    Back to the Basics of Recovery
    Click the Pictures

  4. The Window of Opportunity 

You can help support Wally's writing efforts and the publication of some of the hundreds of thousands of pages of archival materials Wally has amassed over the decades by making a donation to FWWPCO.
Thank you.

Back to Basics Needs your Help

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  2019 Holiday Greeting Email
2018 Holiday Greeting
2017 Holiday Greeting from Wally P.
2017 B2B Team Picture
2017 Not Quite Abbey Road Picture


Cliff B. Article Titled, What has Happened . . . ?
Published 07/23/2004
Considered by many to be A.A.’s Wake-up Call

“. . . 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 this 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

in Vancouver BC Canada with Flyer (pdf)
in Managua Nicaragua
Minturn CO

"Authors 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 We Are

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 and following 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.

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