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Alcoholics Anonymous

The Angry Atheist Who Made AA Great

By Susan Cheever

Jim B., often wrongly overlooked, fought Bill W. to a draw over the original wording of the 12 Steps. "God" got qualified and tolerance got added. Without this nonbeliever, AA would never have thrived. MORE  

Bill W. Could Get His Own Postage Stamp

By Mei Schultz

Groups petition the USPS to put the co-founder's face on a postage stamp in honor of AA's 80th anniversary in 2015. MORE  

Bill W. and Dr. Bob Opens Tonight in NYC

By Hunter R. Slaton

The cast and crew tell The Fix why this production of the story of AA's founding is unique. MORE  

AA Celebrates Its 78th Birthday

By Benjamin Aldo

Since Dr. Bob Smith's last drink on June 10, 1935, AA has grown from two members to more than 2 million. MORE  

Map: Is Alcoholics Anonymous Mainly for the Rich?

By Ben Feuerherd

This color-coded map of Brooklyn shows much higher access to AA meetings in wealthier neighborhoods. MORE  

Sh*t Non-Addicts Say

By Anna David

When you're sober, many people just have no clue where you're coming from. Here are five not-so-informed things "normies" normally say to me—and how I attempt to respond. MORE  

Recovering Celebrities "Come Out" in New Film

By Sarah Beller

A bold new documentary, The Anonymous People, breaks the invisibility of addiction. MORE  

Bill W.'s Anonymous Children

By Susan Cheever

AA has now spawned some 50 other 12-step programs for different substances and behaviors. Would its famous founder embrace this bountiful brood or disown many of them? MORE  

Let's Stick to the Book in AA

By Harry Healy

The scourge of political correctness and hurt feelings dilutes the message and effectiveness of the 12 Steps. MORE  

Why You Don’t Really Hate AA

By Anna David

I’ve seen too many people attack the program that saved my life—often in comments fields on The Fix. But their problem isn’t AA itself; it’s some of AA's members. MORE  

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Proud to be Sober, Proud to be Catholic

I noticed a decided anti-Catholic bent at the AA meetings I was attending, but my sobriety has only benefited from my religious upbringing.

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