“Archie T. ‘The Man Who Mastered Fear,’ Speaking in 1948.”

Author: Ray A.
Book: Practice These Principles: Living the Spiritual Disciplines and Virtues in 12-Step Recovery to Achieve Spiritual Growth, Character Development, and Emotional Sobriety

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After drinking for 18 years, Archie T. found himself in the summer of 1938 (Age 39) jobless, penniless, and homeless. He was in poor health, had no hope left, and had lost all will to live. Taken to Akron by friends, he was help to sobriety under the care of Dr. Bob at City Akron Hospital. Upon release, he stayed with Dr. Bob and his wife Anne for 10 months. There he met Bill W., with whom he travelled back to Detroit. After many false starts, he founded the Detroit group of AA with Mike S. and …more

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