Tag: Bill Wilson

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

79 Years of Gratitude

Today, June 10th 2014, Alcoholics Anonymous celebrates the 79th anniversary since its founding in Akron, Ohio. On June 10th 1935, Bill Wilson and his friend Dr. Robert Smith set out to find the best way to reform alcoholics, and Alcoholics Anonymous was born. Bill W. learned early on that the best way to stay sober was to carry the message to other alcoholics. By reaching out and connecting with Dr. Bob, he was able to maintain his own sobriety while giving hope to Dr. Bob. This design for living emphasized the need to seek help from others, find a power greater than themselves, and to carry the message to other alcoholics. Alcoholics Anonymous has saved millions and we could not have done it with out the work of Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith. We are forever grateful! Have a Great AA Founder’s Day! 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

The Anonymous People Review

THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE is a feature documentary film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction.  Deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in widely successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades.  The vacuum created by this silence has been filled by sensational mass media depictions of addiction that continue to perpetuate a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition.  This film aims to change that public perception by asking us the question, “are you proud enough of who you are as a recovering person to be an advocate for those that still suffer?”  Are you willing to come out of the shadows and speak about you own recovery? This film asks a tough question as the 12th tradition states, “Anonymity is the spiritual foundation for all…

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