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Jung’s link in the history of AA. ( History Week)

Carl Gustav Jung 26July 1875 – 6 June 1961) was a Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytical psychology. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extroverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields Jung recommended spirituality as a cure […]

Letter from Carl Jung to Bill W

The Drinkers (by: Vincent van Gogh)

Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real alcoholics. No person likes to think he is bodily and mentally different from his fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our drinking careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could drink like other people. The idea that somehow, someday […]

Washington Post Obituary of Bill Wilson

Known to Thousands as Bill W. Alcoholics Anonymous Founder Dies By Donald E. Graham Washington Staff Writer Scores of thousands of people learned for the first time the name of the man who helped them recover from alcoholism when William Griffith Wilson died of pneumonia in a Miami Hospital Sunday night. The New York headquarters […]

Reflections – Ernie Kurtz – Chapter 3: Shame & Mentoring

Reflections – Ernie Kurtz – Chapter 2: Spirituality

Reflections – Ernie Kurtz – Chapter 1: The Early History of Alcoholics Anonymous

Women Alcoholics

Women Alcoholics face greater risks to their health than their male counterparts. Alcohol increases a woman’s risk of developing serious illnesses and an increased risk of heart disease, liver disease, ulcers, reproductive problems, osteoporosis, pancreatic  memory loss, and other illnesses caused by substance and alcohol abuse. The effects of alcohol on the liver are more severe […]

Step Eleven

Step Eleven suggests prayer and meditation. We shouldn’t be shy on this matter of prayer. Better men than we are using it constantly. It works, if we have the proper attitude and work at it. It would be easy to be vague about this matter. Yet, we believe we can make some definite and valuable suggestions. When […]

Man in 3rd Tradition story with “Another Addiction” – what was it?

In the 12×12 is a story of a man that came to the early Akron Group and asked: “…will you let me join your group? Since I am the victim of another addiction even worse stigmatized than alcoholism, you may not want me among you. Or will you?” He was an alcoholic and the other […]

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