Gratitude Week

Happy Birthday AA!

In June 1935, during a business trip in Akron, Ohio, Bill Wilson, sensing his newfound sobriety under threat, reached out to a local Oxford Group member who put him in contact with Dr. Bob Smith, a suffering alcoholic.

Bill explained how he was able to become sober through working with the Oxford Group. This had a profound impact on Dr Bob. On 10 June Dr Bob had his last drink, and this is marked as the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous, founded on the simple principle of one alcoholic carrying the message of a spiritual solution to another.

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