Members this area of our website is intended for aa members the only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking there are no dues or fees for aa membership we are self-supporting through our own contributions coming events latest news reference material & useful info contact us. Alcoholics anonymous history and alcoholics anonymous dick b is the leading scholar on the spiritual roots of alcoholics anonymous there is no other historical material of this kind not in alcoholics anonymous, not on the net, and not in the libraries or bookstores. Historical data the birth of aa, its growth and the start of aa in great britain aa had its beginnings in 1935 at akron, ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between bill w, a new york stockbroker, and dr bob s, an akron surgeon. A fascinating, account of the discovery and program of alcoholics anonymous, not god contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of aa's early figures the most complete history of aa ever written not god contains anecdotes and excerpts from the. Alcoholics anonymous (aa) is a global organization that was created, and is designed, to help former alcoholics through the process of learning to live their lives without the crutch of alcohol abuse people who attend aa groups have made the decision to stop drinking and stay sober.
The start of alcoholics anonymous, a brief history a seemingly unplanned meeting in akron, ohio in 1935 between two men, dr bob smith and bill wilson, both of whom were termed. A fascinating, account of the discovery and program of alcoholics anonymous, not god contains anecdotes and excerpts from the diaries, correspondence, and occasional memoirs of aa's early figures. Questions and answers on alcoholics anonymous history, aa history, and other fun for members of alcoholics anonymous and their friends 1 (this site is not affliated with alcoholics anonymous ™ or aa grapevine ™ in any way. Alcoholics anonymous is one of the most renowned organizations that exist to help individuals recover from alcoholism millions have benefited from the programs and weekly meetings, and aa has influenced countless other programs, , and those that work with alcoholics.
Aa history the history of alcoholics anonymous historical writings, documents, letters, events, people, places and references through-out the history of alcoholics anonymous. Alcoholics anonymous, or aa as it is widely known, has been around since it was founded in 1935 by bill w and dr bob in akron, ohio the expansion of the program from a meeting between two alcoholics on june 10, 1935, got a boost with the publication of the book, alcoholics anonymous , known as the big book, and in 1941 by the publication of. The origins of alcoholics anonymous can be traced to the oxford group, a religious movement popular in the united states and europe in the early 20th century. Alcoholics anonymous history trivia aa, aa, history, bill w, bill wilson, dr bob, archives, alcoholics anonymous, sobriety anniversary, sober birthday, recovery. History of alcoholics anonymous in pinellas county in the late winter of 1944, a man moved from boston to st petersburg wanting to continue his aa way of life, he wrote to the new york office and asked if there were any groups, or any alcoholics anonymous members in this area.
Ernie kurtz not-god a history of alcoholics anonymous condensed audiobook version two discs in set 1900 by ernest kurtz and history of recovery audio cd $1199 $ 11 99 5 out of 5 stars 1 alcoholics anonymous comes of age: a brief history of aa 1967 by alcoholics anonymous. This series of four videos presents a narrated tour of the research library of historian of alcoholics anonymous dick b and related interviews with dick b this research library contained at the time of the tour—february 2 and 3, 2001—some 30,000 aa history and christian recovery items gathered by author dick b. Alcoholics anonymous began in 1935 in akron, ohio at a meeting of new york stockbroker bill w and akron surgeon dr bob in the home of non-alcoholic henrietta. The current situation with alcohol abuse in the american society is the reason of economic wastes and human loses every year people die from temulence, car accidents caused by drinking, work injuries, suicides and other factors related to drinking.
This is the official website of the general service office (gso) of alcoholics anonymous videos or graphic images may not be downloaded, copied or duplicated without the express written permission of alcoholics anonymous world services, inc. Alcoholics anonymous history: the co-founder dr bob’s christian roots and upbringing in vermont dick b and ken b, dr bob of alcoholics anonymous: his excellent training in the good book as a youngster in vermont, 2008. Second edition of alcoholics anonymous published 1957 first overseas general service board of aa created in great britain and ireland publication of alcoholics anonymous comes of age: a brief history. Alcoholics anonymous was spouted from the oxford group the oxford group was an organization that became popular in both europe and the united states in the early 20th century the oxford group was a non-secular organization and promoted religious and.
The history of alcoholics anonymous with wally p-noted archivist, historian and author these three professionally recorded, one-hour, digital dvds are the culmination of ten years of research, hundreds of interviews with twelve-step program pioneers and old-timers, numerous archival presentations throughout the united states and canada, and three books on the miraculous spiritual. I guess you've heard about alcoholics anonymous this is a fellowship of people who try to stay sober and help others achieve sobriety, as well alcoholics anonymous, or aa, was founded in 1935. The history of gay people in alcoholics anonymous documents and honors the ways thousands of lgbt people have carried alcoholics anonymous' message this illuminating chronicle includes interviews and documents that detail the compelling history, recovery, and wisdom of gay people in aa.
The history of alcoholics anonymous only officially begins in 1935 when the first aa meetings were held inside of private homes the first two members of aa bill wilson (known to members of aa as bill w) and dr bob smith , who founded alcoholics anonymous , were also the original sponsor and sponsoree of. Of the following seminal events in the history of alcoholics anonymous offers a window of insight into those dimensions of character that separate aa from other recovery mutual aid groups and from professionally directed alcoholism treatment.