Alcoholics Anonymous, 12 Traditions
(Why it works!)
“One alcoholic talking to another alcoholic!”
Please research the Washingtonian’s 1840-1848 failure due too NO singleness of purpose.
The Washingtonian movement (Washingtonians or Washingtonian Total Abstinence Society) was a 19th century fellowship founded on April 2, 1840 by six hard drinkers at Chase’s Tavern on Liberty Street in Baltimore, Maryland.
The idea was that by relying on each other, sharing their alcoholic experiences and relying upon divine help, they could keep each other sober. Total abstinence from alcohol was their goal. The group taught sobriety and preceded Alcoholics Anonymous by 100 years.