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Founders’ Day 2013
This weekend many will gather at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, to celebrate the 79th Anniversary of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Yes, Akron, Ohio, is the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous. Historians will say the 12 Step fellowship was actually founded on August 11, 1938; however, June 10, 1935, is the date that Dr. Bob had his last drink.
Of course, not everyone can travel to Akron for the celebration, but there will be special events throughout the country to recognize 78 years of recovery.
Bill W. may be in a theater near you on June 10, 2013
In 2012 the film Bill W. was released in the United States. Perhaps you saw it. This year a number of theaters across the United States will show Bill W. on June 10th. To see if it will be playing in a theater near you, you can visit Page 124 Productions website. Of course, you can also buy the DVD or watch it online; however, there is something magical about joining others in a movie theater to enjoy this production.
Here is a trailer for Bill W.
If you are having trouble viewing the video, you can see it here.
An intervention may be the first step
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has millions of members around the world. If you are looking for a meeting, you can visit their website or call information in whatever town or city you find yourself. There are times when the person suffering from addiction to alcohol and/or drugs will not consider going to an AA meeting. This is when you may want to consider talking with an interventionist who can serve as a mediator and necessary component to getting the loved one into a suitable drug and alcohol treatment program. Often, this is too great of a feat for the family and loved ones to do on their own because they are too emotionally involved with and impacted by the addict’s behaviors and despair. Interventionists provide knowledge where there is confusion, clarity where there is fog, solution where there is dismay and hope where there is despair.