Alcoholics Anonymous Founders’ Day
Socially significant event is celebrated on June 10 and is called Alcoholics Anonymous Founders Day. Event has interesting history associated with people with difficulties in addiction to drinking. Awareness increases likelihood of avoiding the problem of dependence on alcoholic beverages in the future.
Alcoholic’s Anonymous community was formed in the USA in state of Ohio in 1935. Two people wanted to get drunk, but decided to refrain from vicious desire, replaced drink with sincere conversation. Their names are Dr. Bob and Bill W. First group of wishing to maintain sober lifestyle was recruited in 1937. 40 participants gathered. Useful holiday is dedicated to urgent social issue.
«12 steps» program was developed in 1938.
- Fundamental elements of sobriety program are psychological mechanisms need to be activated in fight against addiction.
- First step towards recovery is acceptance of situation, honest confession of powerlessness before desire to drink, awareness of need for outside help.
- Psychological rehabilitation involves analytical work, it is necessary to find strangers/close people suffered from behavior, words of drunken person. Focus on helping others.
Kind of action aimed at encouraging discussion, analyzing one’s own condition, is effective. Person should not be left alone with disease.
How to celebrate
Read history of founders of anonymous society, think to avoid sad experience, help to persons addicted to alcohol.
If you have addiction, start treatment by joining group of people with identical difficulties. Society periodically organizes large-scale conferences attended by people from different countries faced trouble, managed to improve lives. Believe and act!
When is Alcoholics Anonymous Founders’ Day celebrated in 2022?
Alcoholics Anonymous Founders’ Day is observed on June 10 each year.