May 12 1935 – The First Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Occurs in Akron, Ohio

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May 12 1935 – The First Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Occurs in Akron, OhioRate this post The battle against addiction has taken many forms throughout the centuries, but none has had a more prominent effect in recent times than Alcoholics Anonymous. The twelve-step program centering on building communities of people to overcome the challenges of recovery together had its first unofficial meeting on May 12, 1935. Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith — the two men gathered in Henrietta Sieberling’s Akron, Ohio home — would go on to found an organization which helps millions resume productive lives. The 1920s were good for the United States: despite a ban on the sale […]