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Who Is Dr. Bob? Learning about the AA Founders

Robert Holbrook Smith was born on August 8, 1879 in Vermont. Before he became one of the founders of AA, he was a young man in college, just starting his love affair with alcohol. Smith attended Dartmouth College, where during his junior year, he became known in his fraternity, Kappa Kappa Kappa, for being able …

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Who’s Bill W.? Learning about the AA Founders

When William Griffith Wilson was born in a Vermont town on November 26, 1895, no one ever realized he would start a movement that now has over 2 million members, each one who will call Bill W. their friend. Bill went from an alcoholic who didn’t have a friend to turn to, and became the …

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What Makes a Good AA Sponsor?

When you first get sober, it can feel like every decision you make impacts your recovery. And some of them will. That’s why when it comes to choosing your AA sponsor, you don’t just pick the first person you come across. Instead, you pick someone who can give you what you need when you need …

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What Does the Big Book Teach?

Referred to as the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism is the guiding book for all 12 step programs. With over 400 pages, the Big Book is filled with personal anecdotes of alcoholics and the 12 steps that pave the path to recovery. …

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The Role of Service in Addiction

When it comes to AA and other 12 step groups, there are a lot of expectations. You’ve got to remain sober. You must attend meetings. You need to work the steps. Make amends. Ask for forgiveness. And be of service. But what does it mean to be of service and how the heck are you …

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What’s All This Talk about the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book?

The Big Book is AA’s most important text, and it focuses on a number of the fundamental teachings of the program, including the 12 steps. Call today if you are looking for a safe, reliable rehab program that will help you recover from addiction on your terms. What is the Big Book? Known as the …

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What are the Alcoholics Anonymous Daily Reflections?

AA’s Daily Reflections is another important text in the program, and many individuals find comfort, support, and guidance in its pages. If you are looking for a professional rehab program to help you put an end to your substance abuse, call today. What are the AA Daily Reflections? Daily Reflections is the name of a …

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Can’t I Just Attend Alcoholics Anonymous Online?

Attending AA fully online is not nearly as effective as attending meetings in person, as the program is built on face-to-face social interaction and support as well as other benefits that cannot be gained by attending meetings online. For more information about rehab centers that will help you take the first steps to sobriety, call …

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