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Topic: Bill W. (Wilson)
The sixth of a new series of articles explaining the Twelve Traditions ...
The moment we saw that we had an answer for alcoholism, it was reasonable for us to feel we might have an answer for a lot of other things. The AA groups, many thought, could go into business, might...
In July 1945, Bill W. penned an article on the AA Grapevine that is still relevent today
The Grapevine has just completed the first year of its existence. Scores of enthusiastic letters are coming in. They are written from all parts of the United States and some from foreign countries....
A special note from Bill W. to remember our Twelve Traditions on the holidays
The idea is in the air that AA might adopt Thanksgiving Week as a time for meetings and meditation on the Tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. The friend who hatched this notion tells you—on another...
"I gave him one bottle of beer. That was the last drink he ever took." -Bill W.
Serenely remarking to his attendant, “I think this is it,” Dr. Bob passed out of our sight and hearing November sixteenth at noonday. So ended the consuming malady wherein he had so well shown us how...
Our co-founder explains why we should question no one's transformation
It is the intention of the Grapevine to carry occasional accounts of spiritual experiences. To this interesting project I would like to say a few introductory words. There is a very natural tendency...
Our co-founder Bill W. reminds us of our incredible gifts
We not only feel grateful, we say so with the joy of prisoners set free. We thank God for his light whereby we now see; and for the gift of his grace by which we breathe and live in a wondrous new...
An early reminder by our co-founder to avoid controversy and preserve our unity
TRADITION TEN: Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy. To most of us, Alcoholics Anonymous has become as solid as the...
The Research Council on Problems of Alcohol held an Evening Institute on "The Treatment and Prevention of Alcoholism" on June 20th. Many A.A.s were present, some attending Bill's talk "The A.A....
Highlights of the Congress
What the president of the AMA said about AA. . .behind the scenes at a forced anonymity break. . .a new medical society on alcoholism. . .tranquilizers, LSD, and blood sludge. . .all are involved in...
Precedent-Breaking Award To AA's Co-Founder
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.--The E. M. Jellinek Memorial Award was presented posthumously to William Griffith Wilson, who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935. Wilson's widow, Mrs. Lois Burnbam Wilson of...

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