The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

It was a long journey from 1934 when Bill W. was diagnosed as a hopeless alcoholic by Dr. Silkworth to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 almost a year later. In that time, Bill W. met Dr. Bob, his lifelong friend and companion, on the journey to sobriety. They discovered early on through the lessons of others that one of the most important keys to sobriety was sharing their experiences with another. In fact, that is how Bill W. and Dr. Bob met. Bill was in Akron on business and needed to talk to another alcoholic. After much searching he connected with Dr. Bob. An immediate and strong kinship developed and these two men forged a path that, with the help of many others, has been a gift to millions seeking recovery.

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