80 Days That Changed The World – from Time Magazine Events and people who “left the vivid air signed with their honor.” June 10, 1935 Bill W. and Dr Bob. Bill Wilson, a stockbroker and a drunk from Brooklyn, N.Y., thought he had found the secret of kicking the bottle. But on a business trip …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 in Akron, Ohio, USA as a result of the meeting between a New York stockbroker and an Akron surgeon who were both hopeless alcoholics. They realized that alcoholism was a disease that could be treated by a system of applying spiritual values to daily living. Both men began working …∞
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“It is a most wonderful blessing to be relieved of the terrible curse with which I was afflicted. My health is good and I have regained my self-respect and the respect of my colleagues. My home life is ideal and my business is as good as can be expected in these uncertain times.” Dr Bob, …∞
Dr Bob, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous address delivered at the first International Conference of AA at Cleveland, Ohio in I950 My good friends in AA and of AA. I feel I would be very remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to welcome you here to Cleveland not only to this meeting but those that …∞
Dr. Bob, one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, spoke often about the “prayer of the camel”. Dr. Bob explained that the camels in a caravan would kneel down in the evening, and the men would unload their burdens. Then in the morning, the camels would kneel down again, and the men would put the …∞
Sister Ignatia epitomized the spirit of love, service, and honesty that today are the hallmarks of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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On his desk Dr Bob (pictured at left), a cofounder of AA, had a plaque defining humility “‘As Dr. Bob said…:’” Humility is … ‘Perpetual quietness of heart. It is to have no trouble. It is never to be fretted or vexed, irritable or sore; to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to …∞
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American history includes many social movements that aimed to help people stop drinking. There was Prohibition, of course. But there was also the Anti-Saloon League, the American Temperance Society, the Washingtonian Temperance Society, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and more. Only one such movement survived — Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). AA not only survived, it spread …∞
The imperfection of being human. A wonderful book for a recovering people, or for that matter, anyone else.
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