by Michelle Roth through Rev. Dr. James Kenneth Powell II, opensourcebuddhism.org This very interesting work looks into the history and nature of that most successful program for alcohol and addiction recovery, Alcoholics Anonymous. Included is an overview of the famed 12 steps. Is it a religion or a spiritual path? It simply depends upon one’s definition, but most certainly, Bill W. and friends took a hard look at a number of religions to piece the tradition together. Buddhism stands out in this, along with of course, Christianity.