Alcoholics Anonymous was started in June of 1935 when stockbroker Bill
Wilson met Dr. Bob Smith while on a business trip to Akron, Ohio. Bill had
gone into a hotel lobby at six months sober, and chose to call a local
hospital to ask to work with another alcoholic instead of wandering into the
The book entitled Â¡Â°Alcoholics AnonymousÂ¡Â± was published in 1939. The
Alcoholics Anonymous book outlines each of the twelve steps to recovery
and is the foundation on which the organization was built. The Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) program has helped millions of people get and stay sober.
Alcoholics Anonymous has worked where countless treatment programs for
alcoholics has failed because of the fellowship of alcoholics reaching out to
each other to provide a supportive environment in which the recovering
alcoholic knows that they are not alone.
During Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and with the help of a sponsor,
recovering alcoholics are convinced that the need for a moral inventory,
confession of personality defects, restitution for harm done to others,
helping other alcoholics, and the necessity of a belief in a power greater
then themselves are the keys to long term sobriety.
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