Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid scholarship dedicated to abstinence-based recovery from alcoholism through its Spiritually Inclined Twelve Steps program. Following their Twelve Traditions, the autonomous AA and AA groups are. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson (known as Bill W. Bob), and since then it has grown to become global.
Since its inception in 1935, the success of Alcoholics Anonymous has aroused interest. Members, professionals and the general public would like to learn more about A, A. And how it works to help alcoholics. Here we have compiled historical information thanks to the Archives of the General Service Office.
You can explore the exhibits online and also find resources to learn more here. How did a meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon lead to a global movement? How did the A, A come about. Grant to Start in the U.S. UU.
Go back to the origins of A, A. Or see what happened in a particular decade or year. You'll find a lot of rich details in the A, A. Timeline, including text and images.
The Archives of the General Services Office are dedicated to exploring A, A. Since its formal opening in 1975, it has served both members of A, A. The files help people interested in discovering A, A. Individuals and interested professionals can visit the G, S, O.
We also offer online exhibits and a timeline of A, A. We have historical exhibits online for you to explore. Some of the events, individuals and works that shaped our beginnings stand out. We hope that this material will inspire interest and spread a greater understanding of A, A.
TO, TO. It started and how did the steps and traditions evolve. It also explains how A, A. Other historical resources are available in A, A.
Literature area of our website also. Brief biographical sketches of Bill W. Bob, along with his last important talks. In Akron, Ohio, Bill Wilson and Dr.
Robert Smith, two recovering alcoholics, found Alcoholics Anonymous (A, A. Based on psychological techniques that have long been used to suppress certain personality traits, members of the strictly anonymous organization control their illness through guided group discussions and confessions. The organization works through local groups that have no formal rules besides anonymity, without officers or quotas. Anyone who wants to stop having a drinking problem qualifies for membership.
Today, there are more than 60,000 local groups in the United States, with an estimated membership of nearly two million people. Other addiction support groups following model A, A. Includes Narcotics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous. After two months of desperate resistance, Norway's last surviving Norwegian and British defenders are overwhelmed by the Germans, and the country is forced to capitulate to the Nazis.
Two months earlier, on April 9, Nazi Germany launched its invasion of Norway, capturing. read more In Salem Village, Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to stand trial in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being convicted of practicing witchcraft. Troubles in the small Puritan community began in February 1692, when a nine-year-old boy. read more On June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flies a kite during a thunderstorm and collects environmental electrical charge in a Leyden jug, allowing him to demonstrate the connection between lightning and electricity.
Franklin became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when. read more On June 10, 1940, after retaining formal loyalty to either side in the battle between Germany and the Allies, Benito Mussolini, dictator of Italy, declares war on France and Great Britain. What caused Il Duce's change of mind? Maybe the German occupation of Paris did. Read more At a Saigon press conference on the day he will hand over the command of U, S.
William Westmoreland offers his assessment of past and current trends in war. In defense of its attrition policy, Westmoreland stated that. read more On June 10, 1944, 15-year-old Joe Nuxhall becomes the youngest person to play major league baseball when he launches a game for the Cincinnati Reds. Nuxhall pitched two-thirds of the ninth inning in an 18-0 loss to St.
Louis Cardinals; he was pulled only after a savage. read more On June 10, 1881, Count Leo Tolstoy undertakes a pilgrimage to a monastery disguised as a peasant. Tolstoy had already produced his two great masterpieces War and Peace (1865-186) and Anna Karenina (1875-187). The Russian nobleman was engaged in a spiritual struggle and.
read more On June 10, 2002, Clint Messina, 21, of Lacombe, Louisiana, is arrested and charged in the attempted murder of a police officer after crashing into a patrol car while trying to flee sheriff's deputies. Soon after, the police discovered that he was already a wanted man. In. read more In a powerful speech, President Dwight D.
Eisenhower Counters Critics of His Cold War Foreign Policy. He insisted that the United States was committed to the global battle against communism and would maintain a strong U, S. Just a few months after his. read more On June 10, 1775, John Adams proposes to Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, that the men besieging Boston be considered a continental army led by a general.
The men who had armed themselves and rushed to encircle British forces in Boston after the battle of. read more. Sister Francis, who owns the farm, tried to give the spiritual retreat for alcoholics to Alcoholics Anonymous, however, citing the sixth tradition of Bill W. Wilson then made plans to fund and implement his large-scale program, which included publishing a book, employing paid missionaries, and opening alcohol treatment centers.
Wilson's early efforts to help others sober were ineffective, prompting Silkworth to suggest that Wilson place less emphasis on religion and more on the science of alcoholism treatment. To bring about a spiritual conversion necessary for sobriety and restoration of sanity, alcoholics had to realize that they could not overcome alcoholism on their own, that it was necessary to surrender to a higher power and work with other alcoholics. Therefore, we did not want to go wrong with the medical profession in stating that alcoholism is a pathological entity. Both men immediately went to work with alcoholics at Akron City Hospital, where one patient quickly achieved complete sobriety.
But after the publication in 1939 of the group's textbook, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the publication of a series of articles about the group in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the magazine A. Permission to reprint the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions does not mean that the World Service for Alcoholics Anonymous has reviewed or approved the contents of this publication. A new leaflet was also put on a special diet of sauerkraut, tomatoes and Karo syrup to reduce his alcoholic cravings. William Duncan Silkworth, from Towns Hospital in New York City, also influenced Bill Wilson with religion, saying that alcoholism is a disease and that only God can cure it.
Struggling desperately to maintain his sobriety, his immediate reaction was, I have to find another alcoholic. Nearly two centuries before the arrival of Alcoholics Anonymous, John Wesley established bands of Methodist penitents, which were organized on Saturday nights, the night when members of these small groups were most tempted to frequent breweries. Alcohol and Drug Addiction Happens in Best Families Describe how alcohol and drug addiction affects the whole family. Along with everyone present, he saw how the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous were enthusiastically adopted for permanent use of the AA Scholarship around the world.
Silkworth believed that alcoholics suffered from a mental obsession, combined with an allergy that made compulsive alcohol consumption inevitable, and to break the cycle one had to completely abstain from alcohol consumption. . .