This Day in History

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded on June 10, 1935, by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. The establishment of AA introduced a revolutionary peer-support program aimed at helping those suffering from alcoholism. The organization’s Twelve-Step program has not only provided a framework for recovery for millions of individuals worldwide but has also inspired the creation of numerous other groups addressing various addictions. AA’s founding marked a significant shift in the approach to addiction, emphasizing community, support, and personal accountability.