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To minimize confusion Back to the Basics of Recovery and How to Listen to God now have their own separate shopping carts!


Back to Basics-The Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners' Meetings




Compressed PDF files



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.

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

  3. Back to the Basics of Recovery CD is Available - 5 CDs

  4. The Window of Opportunity 

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



"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 2018 Wally P. will be conducting seminars and workshops throughout the United States
and around the world.

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


2018 Back to Basics Seminars and Speaking Engagements
Date City/State Location Speaker Links
April 5-6 Boca Raton FL Area (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 7 SUD Talks Boca Raton FL (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 10-11 Nashville TN (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 13-15 St Louis MO (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 17 Jefferson MO (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 18-19 Peoria IL (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 19 Gary IN (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 20-21 Chicago IL area (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 24-25 Pennsylvania/Maryland (Times/Locations announced soon)    
April 27-29 New York City (Times/Locations announced soon)    
May 1-2 Connecticut (Times/Locations announced soon)    
May 3 Providence RI
Brown University
- Archival Research -
Dr Bob and Anne Smith Archives
May 4-6

East Dorset, VT

The Wilson House
378 Village St
East Dorset, VT 05253

   (802) 362-5524
The Best of Wally P
8 Hours of the Best of Wally P's Workshops
  at the Wilson House from 1996-2016
(final agenda to be determined)

The Wilson House
Home of Bill W, Co-Founder of AA

May 8-9

Boston MA

(Times/Locations announced soon)    
May 11-12 New Jersey Area (Times/Locations announced soon)    
May 14-16 Washington DC Area (Times/Locations announced soon)    

Pacific North West
  Washington State and British Columbia CAN

(Times/Locations announced soon)    

  Great Britain (two weeks)

(Times/Locations announced soon)    
October 3

Hamburg, Germany

(Times/Locations announced soon)    
October 5-7 Zurich, Switzerland (Times/Locations announced soon)    
October 12-14 Italy (Times/Locations announced soon)    
October 19-21 Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Times/Locations announced soon)    
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
2019 Back to Basics Seminars and Speaking Engagements
Presently, Wally is not scheduling Seminars and Workshops for 2019.  
If you wish to schedule it must be in the areas listed above!
If you would like Wally or one of his protégé's to conduct a Basics A.A. seminar in your area, 
please click on
How to Host a Back to Basics Workshop then contact
Teresa W. at: 520-297-9348.

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.

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2016 Holiday Greeting from Wally P.



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 Faith With Works Publishing Company 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 A.A. seminars.
If you would like Wally or one of his protege's to conduct a Basics A.A. Seminar in your area, please click on
How to Host a Back to Basics Workshop and then contact Teresa W. at: 520-297-9348.

Québec UPDATED! 5 Meetings added!
Glen Allen VA UPDATED! Meeting since 1999!

"Authors note: I do not believe in 'making money out of A.A.' Any proceeds from this book, 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."

Tradition 5. Each group has but one primary purpose-to carry its message to the alcoholic who still suffers.

After receiving notification from the General Service Office about our mission statement, the Board of Directors of the Back to Basics Foundation met in a special session and voted to change the wording of the statement so it would be in compliance with the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Board also voted to move all materials pertaining to other Twelve Step programs to separate web sites, so there would be no confusion about the primary purpose of the Back to Basics Foundation.

We ask for your patience in this matter because, at the present time, we have no means to accomplish this objective. We have no paid employees, and continue to operate with a negative cash flow. If it is God's will, there will be sufficient individual donations to make the wishes of the Board of Directors a reality.

The Back to Basics Foundation is a 501 (C) 3, not-for-profit Corporation dedicated to saving the lives of alcoholics. Our modified mission statement is listed below.

For more information, please click here.

Links to other websites

Links from these pages to other websites outside the domain of aabacktobasics.org do not constitute an endorsement by this website or the Back to Basics Foundation. The Back to Basics Foundation is not responsible for nor does it control or monitor the content of those websites or the accuracy of the information found therein. The Back to Basics Foundation is not affiliated with any of those sites.

Mission Statement - Who We Are

The Back to Basics Foundation is dedicated to saving the lives of alcoholics by showing them the sheer simplicity of the "original" A.A. program of recovery and by guiding them through the Twelve Steps as they were taken by many of the A.A. pioneers in the 1940's. During this period of time, the A.A. recovery rate from alcoholism was 50-75%. We are seeing similar results today for those who are willing to remain involved with the Back to Basics A. A. Beginners' meetings for three to six months.

We accomplish our objective by coordinating the recovery efforts of the numerous Back to Basics A.A. Beginners' meetings and groups, answering questions as they arise, following up on Twelfth Step calls, and assisting groups with their registration at the local, area, and General Service Offices. We also conduct one day and weekend seminars based on the Back to Basics A.A. program and distribute recovery literature and other materials on the A.A. Beginners' meetings.

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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
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