If you have a drinking problem I suggest Alcoholics Anonymous…..
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 (two years after the end of Prohibition in December, 1933) by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. AA states that its primary purpose is to help alcoholics “to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve cult cults anti sobriety”. With other early members Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA’s Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development. AA’s initial Twelve Traditions were introduced in 1946 to help the fellowship be stable and unified while disengaged from “outside issues” and influences. The Traditions recommend that members and groups remain anonymous in public media, altruistically helping other alcoholics and avoiding affiliations with any other organization. The Traditions also recommend that those representing AA avoid dogma and coercive hierarchies. Subsequent fellowships such as Narcotics Anonymous have adopted and adapted the Twelve Steps and the Twelve Traditions to their respective primary purposes. The first female member, Florence Rankin, joined AA in March 1937, and the first non-Protestant member, a Roman Catholic, joined in 1939. AA membership has since spread “across diverse cultures holding different beliefs and values”, including geopolitical areas resistant to grassroots movements. In the Fourth Edition of Alcoholics Anonymous (November 2001), it states “Since the third edition was published in 1976, worldwide membership of AA has just about doubled, to an estimated two million or more…” AA’s name is derived from its first book, informally called “The Big Book”, originally titled Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered From Alcoholism. AA sprang from The Oxford Group, a non-denominational movement modeled after first-century Christianity. Some members found the Group to help in maintaining sobriety. One such “Grouper”, as they were called, was Ebby Thacher, Wilson’s former drinking buddy and his acknowledged sponsor. Following the evangelical bent of the Group, Thacher told Wilson that he had “got religion” and was sober, and that Wilson could do the same if he set aside objections to religion and instead formed a personal idea of God, “another power” or “higher power”. Wilson felt with Thacher a “kinship of common suffering” and—while drunk—attended his first Group gathering. Within days, Wilson admitted himself to the Charles B. Towns Hospital, but not before drinking four beers on the way—the last time Wilson drank alcohol. Under the care of Dr. William Duncan Silkworth (an early benefactor of AA), Wilson’s detox included the deliriant belladonna. At the hospital in a state of despair, Wilson experienced a bright flash of light, which he felt to be God revealing himself. Following his hospital discharge Wilson joined the Oxford Group and recruited other alcoholics to the Group. Wilson’s early efforts to help others become sober were ineffective, prompting Dr. Silkworth to suggest that Wilson place less stress on religion and more on “the science” of treating alcoholism. fail fails slip slips slipping fall falls falling mishap mishaps comedy comedian americas funniest home videos gag gags just for laughs laugh laughing baby men man woman women poo poop gross hilarious comic comics prank pranks prankster pranksters jerry seinfeld joke joker jokers jokes lol lmao lmfao alcoholic rofl roflmao hurt hurts injury injured injures injuries people animal animals pooing pooping fat obese fattest stunt stunts road rage angry anger aa treatment rehab rehabilitation alcohol alcoholism anonymous vodka gin rum tonic water bottle bottles beer beers ale lager pilsner fermenting fermentation ferments ferment cold ice how to make wine wines red white sherry percent percentage funny funniest home video videos fail fails compilation compilations drunk drunks drink drinks drinking drinker drinkers intoxication intoxicated dui breath test tests testing weird bar bars pub pubs inn inns chug chugs chugging molson budweiser smirnoff gross nasty sick easy hard damn fuck shit bit hat cop addiction addictions addict addicting addicts user users america canada canadian europe european baby babies Wilson’s first success came during a business trip to Akron, Ohio, where he was introduced to Dr. Robert Smith, a surgeon and Oxford Group member who was unable to stay sober. After thirty days of working with Wilson, Smith drank his last drink on June 10, 1935, the date marked by AA for its anniversaries. While Wilson and Smith credited their sobriety to working with alcoholics under the auspices of the Oxford Group, a Group associate pastor sermonized against Wilson and his alcoholic Groupers for forming a “secret, ashamed sub-group” engaged in “divergent works”. By 1937, Wilson separated from the Oxford Group. AA Historian Ernest Kurtz described the split: more and more