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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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View FOREWORD   ... broker.   12&12 Foreword, p.16  
Alcoholics Anonymous began in 1935 at Akron, Ohio, as the outcome of a meeting between a well-known surgeon and a New York broker.


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View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... broker friends to send me out looking ...   BB Bill's Story, p.2  
I failed to persuade my broker friends to send me out looking over factories and managements, but my wife and I decided to go anyway.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... broker gave him Dr. Silkworth's description of ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
But when the broker gave him Dr. Silkworth's description of alcoholism and its hopelessness, the physician began to pursue the spiritual remedy for his malady with a willingness he had never before been able to muster.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... broker had been relieved of his drink ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xv  
Six months earlier, the broker had been relieved of his drink obsession by a sudden spiritual experience, following a meeting with an alcoholic friend who had been in contact with the Oxford Groups of that day.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... broker had gone to Akron on a ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
The broker had gone to Akron on a business venture which had collapsed, leaving him greatly in fear that he might start drinking again.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... broker had learned the grave nature of ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
From this doctor, the broker had learned the grave nature of alcoholism.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... broker had worked hard with many alcoholics ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvi  
Prior to his journey to Akron, the broker had worked hard with many alcoholics on the theory that only an alcoholic could help an alcoholic, but he had succeeded only in keeping sober himself.


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View FOREWORD TO SECOND EDITION   ... broker returned to New York in the ...   BB Foreword to Second Edition, p.xvii  
When the broker returned to New York in the fall of 1935, the first A.A. group had actually been formed, though no one realized it at the time.


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