Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Program is Born

Alcoholics Anonymous Twelve Step Program is Born

  As he begins to write the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book, Bill Wilson comes to a point where he must outline an actual program for the recovering alcoholic to follow. Drawing on the teachings of Sam Shoemaker, William James’s - The Varieties of Religious Experience, and the Oxford Group-inspired six-step procedure used by Bill and Dr. Bob as they carry the message. The steps grow to 12, and the A.A. Twelve Step program is born.

The Year

1938

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