AA History

January 13, 2021
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AA History Quiz

Take the AA History Quiz and test your AA IQ, have some fun and possibly learn a bit about our meaningful heritage of Alcoholics Anonymous.
December 1, 2020

Bill W’s Holiday Gift

On a bleak November day in 1934, Bill W. was in the process of receiving—albeit unknowingly—a Christmas present beyond his belief. During a visit, an old […]
November 4, 2020
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Origin of the Twelve Steps

How Oxford Group Criticism Spawned the Twelve Steps Bill W., AA co-founder, was the person responsible for the origin of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous […]
September 29, 2020
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Writing the 12 Steps

You may have heard Bill W’s story about writing the 12 steps. He sat at home one afternoon with a yellow legal pad, and the 12 […]
July 27, 2020
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AA Dr. Bob: The Man and the Physician

It is very difficult to speak of AA Dr. Bob without going into superlatives. While he lived, he laughed them off. And now, though he is […]
February 24, 2020

Through Our Own Contributions

“Get a sponsor, get a home group, and get something to do at that home group,” was a continuing mantra at the treatment facility I attended […]
February 7, 2020

My Name Is… and I’m an Alcoholic

It’s a phrase heard in A.A. meetings around the world. But where does it come from? Why do we say it? And should we keep doing […]
December 19, 2019

The Meeting After the Meeting

An Important 12-Step Opportunity! Bill W. wrote in an AA pamphlet: “Sobriety—freedom from alcohol through the teaching and practice of the Twelve Steps—is the sole purpose […]
December 3, 2019

Alcoholism and the Medical Community

Alcoholism is a disease of three facets. There is physical disease, mental or emotional aberration (some prefer to designate it as personality defect or disorder), and […]
July 31, 2019
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The Story of Rule 62

Don’t take yourself so damn seriously. The story is described in Alcoholics Anonymous book The Twelve Step and the Twelve Traditions (known in AA as the […]
July 24, 2019

History Behind AA’s Responsibility Statement

The Responsibility Statement reads: It was written for the 1965 AA International Convention in Toronto. In an article titled, ‘How I am Responsible became a part […]
March 27, 2019

The AA Camel Story

Camel Symbol The camel each day goes twice to his knees. He picks up his load with the greatest of ease. He walks through the day […]