History of Alcoholic's Anonymous (A.A.)

Today's post is going to spotlight a website that has been around since 1995! The website offers an in depth look into the history of Alcoholic's Anonymous as well as links to valuable resources, books, podcasts, and much more. The website we are spotlighting today is DickB.com!

History of Alcoholic's Anonymous

Who Is Dick B? 

His website states that he is an active and recovered member of Alcoholic's Anonymous. He is also a retired attorney and a student of the bible. Over the course of his life, he has authored 33 titles on the history of Alcoholic's Anonymous as well as its successes! In addition to all of the above, he has published more than 120 blog posts and 30 audio talks on his personal blog. Being consistent with the anonymity of A.A., he uses the pen name "Dick B".

History of Alcoholic's Anonymous with Dick B.

There is a plethora of information on the web if you do a search for the history of Alcoholic's Anonymous and you can quickly become overwhelmed or receive misguided information. Fortunately, Dick B has authored an incredible A.A. History and Christian Recovery reference set which is available at his website. 

There are 31 volumes in this reference set which will give you an incredible and in-depth history of Alcoholic's Anonymous, which is much more than we can get into in this blog post. 

If you are interested in learning more, then head on over to Dick B's site and start reading! It is one of the hidden gems on the internet. 

31 Volume Alcoholic's Anonymous History and Christian Recovery Reference Set:

A New Way In
A New Way Out
Anne Smith's Journal, 1933-1939
By the Power of God
Cured!: Proven Help for Alcoholics and Addicts
Dr. Bob and His Library
Dr. Bob of Alcoholics Anonymous
GOD and Alcoholism
Good Morning!
Henrietta B. Seiberling - Ohio's Lady with a Cause
Introduction to the Sources and Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous
Making Known the Biblical History and Roots of Alcoholics Anonymous
New Light on Alcoholism
Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous
Real Twelve Step Fellowship History
Stick with the Winners!
That Amazing Grace
The Akron Genesis of Alcoholics Anonymous
The Books Early AAs Read for Spiritual Growth
The Conversion of Bill W.
The First Nationwide A.A. History Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, Feb. 2003
The Golden Text of A.A.
The Good Book and The Big Book: A.A.'s Roots in the Bible
The Good Book - Big Book Guidebook
The James Club and The Original A.A. Program’s Absolute Essentials
The Oxford Group & Alcoholics Anonymous
Turning Point: A History of Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots and Successes
Twelve Steps for YOU
Utilizing Early A.A.'s Spiritual Roots for Recovery Today
When Early AAs Were Cured. And Why
Why Early A.A. Succeeded

Alcohol is a dangerous substance to ingest on a regular basis. If you need help, look into a faith-based 12-step program like Alcoholic's Anonymous. The resources at Dick B's website will guide you as well!

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  • Andy Reed

    Thank you so much for the article. AA’s has helped me in more ways than you can imagine. I started drinking at a very young age and it took me a very long time and some drastic events to make me realise that i had a problem. When I took that first step to getting better I felt happy again, but I relapsed 4 times, however I’m happy to say I’m 9 years sober. So don’t worry if you relapse! It’s okay it happens, but never stop trying. At a young age I left home and I missed my parents so much, but I always got the chance to visit them and with every visit I felt a little less attached every time. Until eventually I did not miss them anymore. I will always love them, but I became independent. And the same is true for alcohol! I hope this helped someone!

  • Jonathan

    Thanks for sharing. AA is a great way for cutting down your drinking