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For Men Only?
WHEN I attended my first AA meeting on April 11, 1939 I was the only woman alcoholic there. And I might not have been there had there not been one...
The 12th Step on TV
FAN MAIL to a TV performer is one of the most welcome aspects of the business. However, when the performer is a member of AA and the fan mail makes...
Bridge Across the Centuries
WE WERE gathered together for a closed AA meeting in a small, low-ceilinged room in the basement of a church. We were wearing the same clothes in...
Sneak Previewing A.A. for the Actor
BEVERLY HILLS, California, qualifies as one of the loveliest residential areas in the world. It is also the quietest, and considered one of the...
A Thought from an Old Friend (by Dr. E. M. Jellinek)
IN 1939 I was engaged in a critical review of the alcoholism literature. Among my readings were some true gems and an overwhelming number of papers...
A Psychiatrist's Appreciation of Alcoholics Anonymous (by Adele E. Streeseman, M.D.)
AN UNDERSTANDING and appreciation of Alcoholics Anonymous is necessary for those who love and live with and wish to help the alcoholic. By our...
Let's Be Friendly With Our Friends. . .
IN ONE wonderful month last fall I celebrated my first anniversary without a drink, completed a year of rewarding psychotherapy, and attended Bill W...
AA Philosophy and the Creative Artist
ANY ITEM that refers to alcohol is of immediate interest to the alcoholic. In exploring the harsh story of what alcohol has done to American artists...
Youth in A.A.
I CAME to Alcoholics Anonymous in my early thirties. My age didn't matter much at the time--I felt old, and you're as old as you feel. I had drinking...
Thoughts of a Premier
THE gratification of the members of Alcoholics Anonymous as they commemorate their Twenty-fifth Anniversary is one that is shared by all those...