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AA Beginning

80 years ago today the founder of Alcoholic Anonymous, Bill Wilson, had his last drink before entering the hospital.  After meeting Dr. Bob, in Akron, Ohio, they developed what is now the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.. Alcoholics Anonymous has saved millions and we could not have done it without the work of the founders and the other alcoholics who made this program what it is today, one alcoholic talking to another in the hope of saving lives. TIME Magazine published a tribute to the AA program.  To take a look at the article click here. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

Sober Ski Weekend

Jaywalker is honored to be welcoming the Phoenix Multi-Sport and CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation) group from the Denver area this weekend for another incredible weekend. This will be the 5th year all three groups have engaged in some sober fun here in Aspen Colorado. Make plans to join us Saturday and Saturday night for skiing and dinner cooked by the famous Chef Brian Trom. Afterwards we will meet at the Alumni Clubhouse at 7:30 to view the award winning documentary, Bill W. Donnie Hagenbart Program Coordinator Jaywalker U

AA’s Three Legacies

Taken together, the Steps, Traditions and Concepts embody what are know as the Three Legacies of Alcoholics Anonymous: Recovery, Unity and Service. Recovery has given us a second chance to find happiness and freedom; to live useful and productive lives. The 12 steps and the Big Book are know as Recovery and are the entire foundation of the program. Bill W.’s words in the forward of the book Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions states that; “AA’s 12 Steps are a group of principles, spiritual in their nature, which, if practiced as a way of life, can expel the obsession to drink and enable the suffered to become happily and usefully whole” Unity has provided us with a fellowship made up of people who share our own common problem; who give us the love and support necessary to maintain our sobriety. AA’s 12 Traditions present the principles which support the unity…

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AA Founder’s Day – June 10, 2013

Alcoholics Anonymous Founders’ – Bill W. and Dr. Bob On Monday, June 10th 2013, Alcoholics Anonymous will celebrate the 78th anniversary since its founding in Akron, OH. June 10, 1935 is widely regarded as the “official” Founding date of AA. This was the day Dr. Bob took his last drink, to steady his hands before surgery, and marked the humble beginnings of what would become Alcoholics Anonymous. Bill W. learned early on that the best way to stay sober was to carry the message to another struggling alcoholic. By reaching out and connecting with Dr. Bob he was able to maintain his own sobriety while giving hope to Dr. Bob that there was a spiritual solution to the alcoholic condition. This “Design for Living” stressed the need to seek out help from others, find a power greater than themselves, and to carry the message to other alcoholics. Through this partnership,…

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