This month we take a look at Bill W.’s speech that he gave at Fort Worth, Texas in 1954. In this speech, rather than give a talk on The Twelve Traditions as he’d been booked to do, he gave possibly the most intimate history of precisely how the Big Book came about.
This month we take a look at Bill W.’s article from the AA Grapevine, Emotional Sobriety: The Next Frontier which was first published in 1958.
This month we turn to Dr. Bob and his last message to the members of Alcoholics Anonymous. This short but poignant speech was delivered in 1950 at the first International Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1950, just a few months before he died.
In this month’s ‘Discover AA’ post we take a look at the letter from Jung in answer the Bill’s letter from the early sixties. See this post for more.
This month’s suggestion is The Jack Alexander Article About AA. This article played an enormous part in the initial growth and recognition of Alcoholics Anonymous in the United States and contains some interesting insights into early AA.
This month’s suggestion is the pamphlet Problems Other Than Alcohol. It contains guidance on issues of dual/multi-addiction. It was written by AA co-founder Bill Wilson and was first published in the AA Grapevine in February 1958.
This month we highlight the leaflet The AA Group. It contains useful suggestions and ideas on how an AA group might like to run as well as thoughts on how the Twelve Traditions may be applied and how to run a group conscience meeting.
In this month’s ‘Discover AA’ post we take a look at Bill W.’s classic article ‘This Matter of Honesty’ that was first published in August 1961 and is widely considered to be some of Bill’s best writing.
In this month’s ‘Discover AA’ post we take a closer look at our cofounder Dr. Bob. See this post to read more about him and to read his story.
In this month’s ‘Discover AA’ post we take a look at the history of our tradition of anonymity. In January 1955 Bill W. published an article in the AA Grapevine called ‘Why Alcoholics Anonymous is Anonymous’. In this article he shares some of the early AA experiences which informed this tradition.