Tagged: history

Mosaic

Recovery Pathways are not always a Pathway

By Bill White Originally posted on June 3, 2016 on Selected Papers of William L. White The addiction recovery experience has been sliced and diced in all manner of categories: secular, spiritual, and religious;...

Bill White

Recovery Rising – Review

Recovery Rising: A Retrospective of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Advocacy by William L. White Review by Linda Farris Kurtz, MSW, DPA, Emeritus Professor, Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work I first met Bill...

Chapter 4: Early History

Chicago It all began, ironically enough, in a church, the Unitarian Universalist Church. And it was started by a guy by the name of Wilson, but not Bill, Don Wilson. Don was a member...

A History

Introduction: Time to Rally

A few days ago I got an email from a woman, Emma. It was not at all an unusual email and followed a rather common motif. Emma had spent a bit of time reading...

A History V

Review: A History of Agnostics in AA

By Robin R. A History of Agnostics in AA is a timely book that should be read by all AA members, nonbelievers and believers.  It accurately portrays the experience and the history of agnostics...

exclusion

A History of Special Interest Groups in AA

This is an edited version of the talk that was delivered at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers conference in Austin, Texas on November 11, 2016. By Deirdre S. I’m Deirdre S., a cross-addicted...

My Country

My AA, Right or Wrong

By John L. Last November I led a workshop at the WAFT convention in Santa Monica, “Our AA, Right or Wrong”. This was a paraphrase of the saying: My country, right or wrong; if...

Lois Wilson

Lois Wilson

By bob k There are few people who better epitomize the sentiments of  the Tammy Wynette country classic “Stand By Your Man”, than Lois Wilson. As the founder of Al-Anon, she is lovingly remembered by hundreds of...

Rollie Hemsley

Anonymity in the 21st Century

By bob k A Nameless Group of Drunks In the 1930s the whole concept of “anonymity” was very simple. Bill Wilson’s “nameless group of drunks”, helping themselves by helping each other, were progressing into...