AA History

November 22, 2017
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AA Founding Moments

Rowland Hazard was the first in the chain of events leading to AA founding moments of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. In attempt to receive a […]
November 1, 2017

Holy Smoke What Now!

In 1968, a well-meaning AA wrote to Bill, in deep concern about an influx of youthful hippies or flower children to local AA groups, along with […]
October 30, 2017

The AA Pigeons

Ebby T. is the person who carried his alcoholic solution to Bill W.  Clarence S., Cleveland AA founder, is quoted: “Bill might have scored the touchdown, […]
October 2, 2017

75th Anniversary of Cleveland’s Central Bulletin

By October 1942 the United States had been an active participant in World War II for ten months. Many members around Cleveland, Ohio had volunteered for, […]
August 28, 2017

12 Steps from the Original Manuscript

“Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as your Program of Recovery:” Admitted we were powerless over alcohol — that our lives had become […]
July 28, 2017

Sometimes Quickly

Ebby T. was in deep chicken fat trouble! He had been arrested for running his car into the side of a Manchester, Vermont, lady’s house, then […]
July 5, 2017

How it Work(ed)s: The Evolution of Chapter 5 in Alcoholics Anonymous

“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our DIRECTIONS.” Heard this before? It may have been at Founders’ Day in Akron. They […]
April 24, 2017

The Lower Lights – In the Early Days

When AA was young and the members few, there was little known of the movement by outsiders. And the handful of men and women who started […]
March 31, 2017

Carrying the A.A. Message Through Literature

“It’s a story I love to tell,” says David R., A.A.W.S. publishing director at the General Service Office, “not only because it’s filled with incident, but […]