WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS?

SENIOR ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPIST-Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

Identification with the “common problem” is what Bill W., a New York stockbroker, found was the key ingredient. After he shared his experience with  Ohio surgeon Dr. Bob, he was able to get sober. Both   had beenconsidered hopeless alcoholics, yet neither man was to drink  again. That was in 1935. From the initial success of one sober alcoholic’s sharing his “experience, strength, and hope” with an alcoholic  still   drinking, an informal society of more than one million recovered alcoholics in more than ninetycountries has blossomed.

A.A. has found that it cannot furnish the initial motivation for sobriety. While alcoholism has now generally become recognized as a disease,acceptance of one’s own condition, in the final analysis, seems to  be the result of self-diagnosis. Doctors and other informed  persons may clearly see thesymptoms and give helpful guidance, but the alcoholic makes thedetermination that brings acceptance and a…

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