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April 25th 2013:AA’s Traditions and Founders

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 and has grown immensely throughout its lifetime. Since the founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob started AA it has inspired other groups to form like Gamblers Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Sex Addicts Anonymous. In this episode you will learn about some of the history and traditions of AA, and some things about its founders. You will get a new perception of AA while listening to my intern, Joseph Anglim interview Mike Fitzpatrick.

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Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick is a leading historian and speaker in the field of alcoholism, specializing in the development of the Twelve Step movement. He co-authored with William G. Borchert 1000 Years of Soberity: 20 People x 50 Years. To write this book Mr. Fitzpatrick drew from his personal audio archived recordings of the Twelve Step pioneers, which may be the world’s largest collection. Michael has another book We Recovered Too: The Family Groups’ Beginnings in the Pioneers’ Own Words that is about the history of Al-anon. In this interview Michael will talk about his two new books Living the Twelve Traditions in Today’s World and Dr. Bob & Bill W. Speak. Mr. Fitzpatrick also drew from his p
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