Monthly Archives: November 2013

Reflections on Measuring “Success,” “Sobriety,” and “Results” in A.A.

I am much inclined to judge “success” by the quality of life the assessor is describing when he or she talks of “sober” or “sobriety” or “follow-up.” Almost every alcoholic has tried to “quit” many times and yet returned to … Continue reading

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Bill Wilson Came to Believe Alcoholism Could Be Cured by Conversion

Bill Wilson Came to Believe Alcoholism Could Be Cured by Conversion Dick B. © 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved. For many years during his childhood, Bill Wilson repeatedly heard that his paternal grandfather William C. (“Willie”) Wilson had been cured … Continue reading

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The Dick B. Story – Lessons from Alcoholics Anonymous

“Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path.” (Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., 26) Dick B.’s Story (November 25, 2013) I was born in Stockton, California, in 1925. I was the only child of two loving … Continue reading

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AA – God, Jesus Christ, the Bible. Part of Alcoholic Rehab Today?

Is AA’s program today related to the Bible? Is AA’s program today related to Christianity? Is belief in God a requirement for AA participation today? You can answer the questions, or you can look at the facts and decide for … Continue reading

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AA History: Answer to Question about Reading Dick B. Reference Set of 29 books

Dear M. . . . [Name deleted to protect anonymity] Thank you for writing. Your message is far too complex to enable an easy answer. But I will start from certain points and invite you to phone me if I … Continue reading

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History of A.A.: Dr. Silkworth–Jesus Christ–Cure of Alcoholism

The Real Details of Dr. William D. Silkworth’s Views and Advice on the Cure of Alcoholism by the Power of Jesus Christ Dick B. © 2013 Anonymous. All rights reserved Major Chunks of Reliable Documents: on “The Great Physician Jesus … Continue reading

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Here’s an easily read presentation of Dick B.’s treasure house of titles on A.A. History

http://www.dickb.com/titles.shtml

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