Happy Birthday AA – 86 Years

June 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Happy Birthday AA – 86 Years


“I have placed both operation and myself in God’s hands. I’m going to do what it takes to get sober and stay that way. Just before they stopped [at the hospital, where Dr. Bob was to perform surgery], Bill, who also had his practical side, gave him a bottle of beer . . . The bottle of beer Bill gave him that morning was the last drink he [Dr. Bob] ever had. Although arguments have been and will be made for other significant occasions in A.A. history, it is generally agreed that Alcoholics Anonymous began there, in Akron, on that date: June 10, 1935.”

1980, Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers, pages 74-75