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What is the Alcoholics Anonymous Prayer?

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference.


Who started Alcoholics Anonymous?

Bill W.Bob SmithAlcoholics Anonymous/Founders


When was AA formed?

1935, Akron, OHAlcoholics Anonymous / FoundedSince its beginnings in 1935, the success of Alcoholics Anonymous has sparked interest. A.A. members, professionals and the general public want to learn more about A.A. and how it works to help alcoholics.


What is the first name of the founding member of AA whose story appears in chapter 1 of the big book?

Bill WilsonAlcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson (known as Bill W.)


What are the 4 absolutes in AA?

What are the 4 AbsolutesHonesty.Unselfishness.Purity.Love.


What happens when you stop drinking?

Symptoms/outcomes you may see Onset of withdrawal symptoms which may include hand tremors, retching, excessive sweating, restlessness and anxiety. Withdrawal symptoms continue. Alcohol cravings, reduced energy and feeling low or depressed are common. Sleep is likely to be disturbed.


What was the first AA group?

The two set about helping others and the first to hear their message was an Akron suburban attorney named Bill D. His release date from the hospital, July 4, 1935 is said to be the beginning of the first AA group although this was a subdivision of the Oxford Group, a Scripture-based movement from which AA evolved.


Is the Oxford Group still around?

In England, Oxford Groups continue to exist and follow the original tenets of the movement more closely than the groups descen- dant from MRA. In 2001, MRA changed it’s name to Initiatives of Change.


Why is the AA big book called the Big Book?

The printer, Edward Blackwell of the Cornwall Press, was told to use the thickest paper in his shop. The large, bulky volume became known as the “Big Book” and the name has stuck ever since.


How long did it take to write the Big Book of AA?

Writing the Big Book – The Creation of AA gives us an intensely detailed look at the eighteen month period during which AA’s principal text was produced. William Schaberg’s offering is a big book, almost 800 pages, about the Big Book, whose sales since 1939 now exceed 37 million copies.


Who wrote the spiritual experience AA?

Bill WilsonIn December of 1934 Bill Wilson was in Towns Hospital off Central Park in NYC for what would be his last detoxification. During this hospitalization Bill had a dramatic “spiritual experience.” Bill describes this dramatic experience in his history of A.A. (1957, p. 63):


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