Historical Articles

We would not be Who We Are
Without looking back at Where We Have Been

Abraham Lincoln

Address to the Springfield Washingtonian Temperance Society Second Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Illinois 22 February 1842. by Abraham Lincoln Although the temperance cause has been in progress for near twenty years,

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Why we call it The Big Book

A printer in Cornwall, NY, named Edward Blackwell, had been highly recommended to Bill Wilson. Blackwell was the President of Cornwall Press. So Bill and Hank Parkhurst (author of the

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The Strange Obession

Alcoholism is an obsession of the mind that condemns one to drink and an allergy of the body that condemns one to die.” — Dr. Wm. D. Silkworth THE STRANGE

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Early Women of AA

Marty Mann and the Early Women of AA By bob k A tremendous change has taken place over the past few generations in the way alcoholics are viewed in our

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What is AA?

What is AA? By Roger C. Let’s go simple with the answer to this question. Fellowship We can start with the first sentence of the AA Preamble published in 1947

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About Sponsorship in AA

About Sponsorship in AA aabeyondbelief.org/2019/06/23/about-sponsorship-in-aa/ June 23, 2019 As a newcomer, I felt as if I was under constant pressure to get a sponsor. During meetings people often shared tidbits

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Early Women of AA

Marty Mann and the Early Women of AA By bob k A tremendous change has taken place over the past few generations in the way alcoholics are viewed in our

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