Alcoholics Anonymous in Newspapers, Magazines and other Periodicals

Some are "opinion pieces" that you may or may not agree with.

Lincoln's Temperance Address
Sangamo Journal
March 25, 1842

An excerpt on the Oxford Movement
The Temperance Reform
1878

Transcript of Gabriel Heatter
Radio Broadcast
April 1939

Many Reviews of the
Big Book

May 1939

Alcoholics and God
The Liberty Magazine Article
September 1939

Mr. X, a Sermon 
Rev. Dilworth Lupton
November 1939

Early Cleveland Plain Dealer Stories
Cleveland Plain Dealer Articles
October & November 1939

Science Column 
Newsweek Magazine

February 1940

Medicine Column
Time Magazine

February 1940

Alcoholics Anonymous
Newsweek
February 1940

Ex-Drunkards Unite Here
Philadelphia Record
April 1940

Charming Is The Word For Alcoholics
Liberty Magazine Article
1940

The "First A. A. Pamphlet"
The Houston Press
1940

Alcoholics Anonymous
Scribners Commentator

January 1941

Jack Alexander's Article
The Saturday Evening Post
March 1941

Alcoholics Take Steps...........
Current Digest
April 1941

Ave Maria Magazine
Intro to A. A.
September 1941

Laymen and Alcoholics
Harper's Magazine
September 1941

Alcoholics Hold Cleveland Dinner
The Christian Century
October 1941

Reformed Drinkers
America
December 1941

Grace of God
America Magazine
February 1942

Christian Ideals
America Magazine
April 1942

Some Dangers in A. A.
Ecclesial Review
April 1942

Illinois to Open First Hospital.......
The Chicago Tribune
March 1943

12 Steps to Sobriety
Catholic Digest
May 1943

A.A. Solution
Catholic Digest
July 1943

Alcoholics Anonymous
Saturday Night

November 1943

Alcoholics Anonymous
Read Magazine

February 1944

The Church & The Alcoholic
The Christian Century
March 1944

AA Here Meet With Chief of Society
Tucson Daily Star
April 1944

A Look At A. A.
Catholic Digest
April 1944

Alcoholics Cured By Faith
Science Digest

May 1944

Yale to Rehabilitate Alcoholics
Science Digest

June 1944

Basic Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous
New York State Journal of Medicine

August 1944

Lost Weekend
The Amarillo
October 1944

Help for Drunkards
Time Magazine

October 1944

Help for Drunkards
Time Magazine
October 1944

What is the Secret of Success of A.A
Your Life
November 1944

Miracles At Work
Your Life
November 1944

Maybe I can Do it Too
Argosy Magazine
November 1944

Sees A. A. Rise
The Christian Century
January 1945

Alcoholism - Is There a Cure?
Family Circle

January 1945

It's Fun To Be Sober
Newsweek
January 1945

AA. On The Radio
Time Magazine
March 1945

A.A. Doing a Great Job
Variety

March 1945

Do You Drink Too Much?
Read
May 1945

A. A. On Broadway
Catholic Digest
May 1945

I Was A Drunk
Maclean's
May 1945

The New Republic
New Republic
May 1945

Case History of an Alcoholic
Look
June 1945

We Are Lonely People
True Confessions
July 1945

A. A. in a Post War Emergency
Quarterly Journal of Studies on Alcohol

September 1945

Urges Treatment for Alcoholics
The Christian Century
November 1945

My Return from the Half-World
Readers Digest
January 1946

The Sick Person We Call An Alcoholic
New York Times

April 1946

Alcoholism
True
May 1946

It Was Fred
The Sign
July 1946

We Must Destroy the Legend
Ladies Home Journal
August 1946

Plea for Irish A. A.
Dublin Evening Mail
August 1946

Can Alcoholics Recover?
Ladies' Home Journal
August 1946

I'm An Alcoholic That Quit Drinking
The Rotarian

September 1946

 Heightened Hope For Alcoholics
American Weekly

October 1946

I'm An Alcoholics Wife
Maclean's Magazine

December 1946

Alcoholics Anonymous
Vital Speeches of the Day

February 1947

Life Membership
Time Magazine

February 1947

I Was An Alcoholic
Pageant

April 1947

Problem Drinkers
Survey Midmonthly

June 1947

Can We Conquer Alcoholism?
Health
July 1947

Is A.A. For Alcoholics Only?
Guidepost Article

September 1947

Apologies Unnecessary
The Catholic World
September 1947

Here's Hope for Alcoholics
The Christian Century
November 1947

We Can Lick Alcoholism
Science Illustrated
June 1948

Alcoholics Anonymous
Hygeia

July 1948

New Help For Alcoholics
Coronet Magazine
July 1948

What Yale Teaches About Alcohol
The Christian Century
September 1948

Don Black's Greatest Victory
American Weekly
September 1948

A. A. 40,000 Strong
The Catholic Worker
December 1948

A. A.
Catholic Mind
December 1948

The God Concept
Religion In Life
1948

Hope For The Alcoholic
The Survey

April 1949

It's Time To Develop
Hospital Progress
April 1949

I Went Back To A Drunk
Maclean's Magazine
June 1949

New Help for Alcoholics
Coronet Magazine
July 1949

How San Francisco Sobers
Liberty Magazine
July 1949

Skid Row USA
Collier's

August -
September 1949

Medical Care For Alcoholics
See

September 1949

Sin Or Sickness
The Christian Century
October 1949

Drying Up Is Not Enough
The Catholic World
1949

A. A. Speaks To The Church
Journal of Clinical and Pastoral Work
1949

Alcoholics Anonymous Spurns A
Christian Century
February 1950

 A. A.'s Spurn a Trap
The Christian Century
February 1950

My Lost Seven Years
Radio & TV Mirror

March 1950

Alcoholics Anonymous
Irish Ecclesiastical Record

March 1950

Alcoholics Anonymous
Illustrated

April 1950

The Drunkard's Best Friend
The Saturday Evening Post
April 1950

Dr. Tiebout
America
June 1950

Double Barreled Help For Alcoholics
Readers Digest

October 1950

I Was A Drunkard
Extension Magazine
November 1950

History of AA By A Judge
NCAA Bluebook
1950

Basic Concepts of Alcoholism
New York State Journal of Medicine
August 1951

A Uniquely American Phenomenon
Fortune Magazine

February 1951

 Doctor Bob
American Weekly
March 1951

The Pastor's Resources
Pastoral Psychology
April 1951

A Catholic Looks At A. A.
Catholic Home Journal
October 1951

The Care of Alcoholics
Hospital Progress
October 1951

Science, Religion & Alcoholism
Integrity Magazine
October 1951

Grace Is Sufficient..
The Furrow
January 1952

The Catholic Church & A. A.
Columbia Magazine
May 1952

The Alcoholic & The Job
The Sign
August 1952

I'm A Nurse In An Alcoholic Ward
Saturday Evening Post

October 1952

The Shame of Skid Row
Saturday Evening Post
December 1952

The 24 Hour Club For Alcoholics
Your Life

January 1953

You Can Help An Alcoholic
The Christian Herald
August 1953

Convicts Take the Cure
American Mercury

October 1953

 The Facts About Alcoholism
U.S. News & World Report

October 1953

 A Catholic Members Appreciation
The Furrow

November 1953

 Analysis & Comparison of Three
British Journal of Addictions

1953

 Catholic Asceticism and the Twelve Steps 
NCAA Blue Book

1953

 We Couldn't Work If We Were Known
Carnival

February 1954

 A Letter To A Woman Alcoholic
Good Housekeeping
March 1954

Suggested As A Model
Science News Letter

June 1954

  These Drug Addicts Cure Each Other
Saturday Evening Post
August 1954

 No Booze But Plenty Of Babes
Confidential

September 1954

Hit Bottom Then Bounce
American Mercury
October 1954

 Why Not Delinquents Anonymous
American Mercury

March 1955

Alcoholics Not-So-Anonymous
Rave Magazine
March 1955

In a Dry Area, You Can Still Be trapped
Fortune Magazine
March 1955

  Help For The Alcoholics Family
Saturday Evening Post

July 1955

Saved From Skid Row
Time Magazine

July 1955

The Big Book: Bible For Alcoholics
Saturday Review

August 1955

 I Can Prove There Is A God
Coronet Magazine

August 1955

  Are You Driving Your Alcoholic
Pageant Magazine

December 1955

 The Uphill Fight Against Alcohol
Readers Digest

April 1956

 Sister Ignatia and Alcoholics Anonymous
The Sign

May 1956

 A. A.'s Auxiliary
Time Magazine

December 1956

Alcoholism and That Twelfth Step
Suppressed Magazine

February 1957

 When You Call A.A.
Good Housekeeping

September 1957

If You Joined A. A.
Saga Magazine

September 1957

 Alcoholics Anonymous Comes Of Age
America Magazine

November 1957

 Out Of The Shadows
Look Magazine

March 1958

They Are Rehabilitating the Worker
Readers Digest

August 1958

 Don't Tell Me I'm Not An Alcoholic
This Week

April 1959

 The Compulsive Drinker
Atlantic Monthly

September 1959

The Oxford Connection
The Oxford Connection

1959

 When The Ones They Love Are Alcoholics
Good Housekeeping Magazine

January, 1960

Personal Business
Business Week

April 1960

 I Always Have Help
Saturday Evening Post

May 1960

The Mysterious Medicine Of Alcoholics Anonymous
Readers Digest
June 1960

 Anonymous Struggle For 25 Years
The New York Times Magazine

June 1960

1960 Convention 
Time Magazine
July 1960

Passionately Anonymous
Time Magazine
July 1960

 Alcoholism- The Problem Brought
Consumer Reports

November 1960

Hope In A Bitter Teenage Tragedy 
Life Magazine

February 1961

 Alcoholism, An Agonized Plea For Love
Cosmopolitan

July 1961

 The Housewife's Secret Sickness
Saturday Evening Post
January 1962

Making Marriage Work
Ladies Home Journal

October 1962

What The Alcoholic Owes To Marty Mann
Readers Digest
January 1963

Alcoholics Anonymous - Cult Or Cure
Harpers Magazine

February 1963

The Law of Unselfishness
Readers Digest
February 1964

Dangers of Success
The Nation
March 1964

The Queer Problem A. A. Can't Bottle Up
Confidential
June 1963

Give A. A. A Chance
National Catholic Council on Alcoholism
1963

The Law Of Unselfishness
Readers Digest

February 1964

A. A. - Dangers of Success
The Nation
March 1964

Alcoholics Can Be Cured - Despite A.A. 
Saturday Evening Post
September 1964

William James and Alcoholics Anonymous 
America Magazine

July 1965

The Thirteenth Step
Real Magazine
September 1965

Counseling the Alcoholic
The Blue Book

1966

An Alcoholic's Letter To His Son
Readers Digest

November 1966

When A Parent Drinks Too Much
Parents Magazine

July 1967

The Beginning Of Wisdom
Fortune Magazine
May 1968

The Beginnings Of Wisdom About Alcoholism
Fortune Magazine

1968

I Was an Alcoholic Housewife
Reader's Digest
September 1968

Bill Wilson's Congressional Testimony
(Actual Transcript)
September 1969

Copy of the law establishing the
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse December 1970

New York Times Obituary
Bill Wilson's Obituary
January 1971

Washington Post Obituary of
Bill Wilson
January 1971

Seattle Remembers Bill W.
Seattle Post Intelligencer

February 1971

Bill Wilson's Memorial
New York Times
February 1971

Behavior, Anonymous Ally
New York Times
February 1971

Behavior: Anonymous Ally
Time Magazine
February 1971

My Parents Drink Too Much
Seventeen Magazine
April 1971

The Neglected Tragedy of Alcoholism
Plain Truth
October 1971

A Farewell to Alcohol
Atlantic Monthly
January 1972

Behavior: Anonymous Ally
Time Magazine

February 1972

I was a Teen Alcoholic
Seventeen Magazine

March 1974

Alcoholism- New Victims,
Time Magazine

April 1974

As Applied to A. A.
Gresham's Law
July 1976

An Oasis Called Al-Anon
Readers Digest

September 1976

Alcoholics Anonymous
Saturday Night

June 1978

Senator Hughes' (IA) Testimony in Congress
(Actual Transcript)
March 1979

A "Gimmick" for Recovery
The Road Back
June 1980

Programs That Help
Business Week

October 26,1981

Marty Mann's
Test For Alcoholism
1981

Programs That Will Help You
Business Week

October 1982

Getting Straight
Newsweek Magazine

June 4, !984

Alcoholism Treatment
Society

July/August 1984

 Fifty Years, A Day At A Time
Time Magazine

May 1985

 Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrates 50th
Saturday Evening Post

August 1985

Unforgettable Bill W.
Readers Digest

April 1986

A Drunkards Progress
Harper's Magazine

October 1986

When Your Child Drinks
Readers Digest

November 1986

The Long Road Back
Newsweek Magazine

May 11, 1987

A Humanist's Alternative to A. A.
The Humanist Magazine
July/August 1987

Getting Better
Encounter
September / October 1987

Out In The Open
Time Magazine

November 30,1987

I'm One Drink Away From A
U S News & World Report

November 1987

Alcohol and Free Will
New Republic
December 1987

Alcoholics Anonymous
New York Times Magazine

February 21, 1988

Long-Awaited Book on AA
Newsweek
April 1988
 

Guilt And God For The Gullible
Utne Reader

November 1988

Cure or Cover
Utne Reader
November/December 1988

Guilt and God for the Gullible
Utne Reader
November/December 1988

Recovery as Process
Utne Reader
November/December 1988

From Surrender to Transformation
Utne Reader
November/December 1988

The Catholic Contribution
The Humanist Magazine

November 1988

A New Course On Campus - A. A. 101
Newsweek
November 1988

Hollywood: God Is Nigh
Newsweek

December 1988

A New Generation Fights
New York Magazine
February 26, 1989

Where Slava Starts Over Again
Time Magazine

April 10, 1989

Very Personal Computing
Newsweek

August 28,1989

Unite And Conquer 
Newsweek

February 5, 1990

It's A Slap In The Face Of A. A.
Saturday Evening Post

March 1990

 The New EST
Los Angeles

March 1990

Foregoing Church, Many Find
The Boston Globe

April 1990

The Heart of Treatment for Alcoholism
Aging

December 1990

The 12 Step Controversy
Ms Magazine
November/ December1990

 Bill W.
Life Magazine

Fall 1990

Father Ed Dowling
The Catholic Digest
April 1991

Blitzed
The New Republic

April 22, 1991

 Clean & Sober & Agnostic
Newsweek

July 8, 1991

Recovery Fever
New York Magazine
September 1991

The Intimate Enemy
Modern Maturity
February/March 1992

The Happy Humanist
The Humanist

November/December 1992

The 12 Steps & Jewish Tradition
JACS Journal
1992
 

Spirituality, The 12 Steps, Prayer
JACS Journal
1993

Clean & Sober
Biography
January 1993

 Confess And Be Happy
The New York Times Magazine

February 26, 1995

A. A. At The Crossroads
The New Yorker

March 20,1995

In A Dry Era, You Can Still Be
Fortune Magazine
March 1995

Sobering Times For A. A.
Time Magazine

July 10, 1995

Alcoholics Cannot Learn
Seattle Post Intelligencer
July 29 1995

Alcoholics Anonymous Buoys
The Hill
December   1995

Back To Basics
MacLean's Magazine

October 1996

Drunks - The Movie
The Austin Chronicle
June 1997

The Drinking Dilemma
U S News & World Report

September 8, 1997

Should You Get With The Program?
Shape

November 1997

The Healer - Bill W.
Time Magazine

June 14, 1999

Hero's of the Century - Bill Wilson
Time Magazine
February 2000

Convention Goers Share Their Spirit
Star Tribune
July 2000

Lessons From Rock Bottom
Christianity Today, Online
July 11, 2000

Drinking During Pregnancy
National Institute on Alcoholism
December 2000

A. A. Unmasked
Village Voice
May, 2001

Don't Confuse A.A With Being A
Honolulu Advertiser

August 2001
 

Judge Bars Statements Made In A. A.
New York Times
August 2001

A. A.'s Growing Pains
Boston Globe

December 2001

Is Alcoholism a Disease?
American Book Publishing
2001

Teen Beats Addiction 
Cincinnati Enquirer
March 2002

 4th Edition Review
Florida Catholic
June 2002

A. A. Members, Old & New
Cleveland Plain Dealer

June 2002

An Op-Ed piece from the 
Washington Post
June 2002

Don't confuse AA with being a religion
Honolulu Advertiser
August 2001

Billy Bob Beats the Craving
The Gazette
April 2002
 

Man Who Aided Many...
Seattle Times

July 2002

Holidays Can Mean Big Challenges
El Paso Times
November 2002

Here's Why?
Ten Reasons the Steps Work

November 2002

Friends Watch Over Friends
Contra Costa Times

November 2002

How Bill W Founded AA & Helped Millions
Biography
January 2003

Intimidated By God & The Lord's Prayer
Barleycorn-er

February 2003

The Sobering Facts
San Diego Magazine

April 2003
AA Helps Alcoholics Stay Sober
Center for the Advancement of Health
April 2003

Drug Study Promising
The Washington Post
May 2003

Alcoholics Find Hope At Hospital
Beacon Journal

June 2003

Willard Scott Speaks Out
The Associated Press

June 2003

Hope for the future
Houston Chronicle
July 2003

Recovering Grace
U S Catholic
November 2003

 It's Often Harder Away From Home
International Herald Tribune
2003

A A Members Object
Beacon Journal
January 10 2004

 Stepping Into History
The Journal News
January 20 2004

 A. A.'s Co-Founder's Son is Dead
Akron Beacon Journal

April 2004

A Page at A time
The Washington Post
May 2004
 

The Devil & Bill Wilson
Washington Post
May 2004

Beacon Journal
A. A.'s Anonymity keeps focus....

June 2004
My Name is the Big Book
The New York Times
June 2004

In Brief
The New York Times

June 2004

A Pint of Dignity
Toronto Star
July 2004
Living Recovery
Time Magazine
September 2004

Dr. Bob's birthplace
Times Argus
May 2005

AA Helps Souls Take Flight
Toronto Star
June 2005
AA Alum Shares Her Story
Stratford Beacon-Herald
June 2005
Founder's Day in Akron
Akron Leader Online
June 2006
Sister Ignatia's Message Inspires
Akron Beacon Journal
June 1006
Talk about "Enabling!"
New York Times
July 2006
Computer Program Cuts down
Ziff Davis Publishing
July 2006
A Struggle Inside AA
Newsweek
May 2007
 
Patrick Kennedy "outs" his A. A.
Associated Press

May 2007
Stepping Stones
New York Times
July 2007
Hi, My Name Is Boris
Forbes Magazine
October 2007
House of AA Founder a Draw
Associated Press
August 2007
Appeals Court says A. A.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2007
Man Kills A. A. Mentor
Dayton Daily News
October 2007
A. A. Gave Me My Life Back
Winnipeg Sun
November 2007
After A Troubled Past,
Star - Banner
November 2007
Last View of Top Broker
New York Post
November 2007
Can a Problem Drinker Learn
Chicago Sun Times
November, 2007

Bridge Over Troubled Waters?
Irish Independent
November 2007

City’s first Alcoholics Anonymous woman group formed
Chandigarh Newsline
November 2007
   
BCYPAA in Vancouver
24 Hours
November 2007
Controlled Drinking: Controversial
LiveScience
December 2007

Penn State Starts Alcohol Ed.
Centre Daily Times
December 2007

A 12 Step Path
The Edmonton Journal
December 2007
Impulsivity" Gene = Alcoholism?
San Mateo County Times
December 2007

The Hangover That Lasts
The New York Times
December 2007

Penn State Starts Online Alcohol Education
Centre Daily Times
December 2007
Pres. Bush Says Faith Helped Him
The Associated Press
January 2008

Take the First Step
The Eagle Tribune
March 2008

Are You An Alcoholic?
Wall Street Journal
January 2008
Will treatment for alcoholism shift to doctor's office?
Los Angeles Times
January 2008
Women tell of their addiction horrors
Nowra South Coast Register
April 2008
Alcoholics Behind the Wheel
Sun Gazette
April 2008
Bill vs pill
DailyCamera

April 2008
Pluralistically Praying to a
Christian Worldwide Network
May 2008
The Healing Place Resolution
Huntington News
May 2008
NY Forbids Smoking by Addicts
Newsday
July 2008
A. A. Members Hooked
Times of India
July 2008
Coffee may help A. A. Members
Vanderbilt University
July 2008
An Ever Present Help
Simi Valley Acorn
July 2008
Help Make A Movie
Times Record-Herald
July 2008
Coffee Drinking, Smoking
Reuters
July/August 2008
Business Lives
Crains Detroit Business
Aug. 2008
Alcoholics Anonymous
3 x 24 Magazine
August 2008

Many factors create alcoholism
This week in Kamloops
August 2008

Battling bottle for 25 years
The Calcutta Telegraph
 
August 2008

Safety experts give failing grade to lower drinking age
Washington Post
August 2008

Pass the Manischewitz, Please
Newsweek Magazine
August 2008
Step No. 9: 'I'm sorry'
Montreal Gazette
September 2008
AA hosts convention to celebrate 20 years in Torrevieja
Euro-Weekly Spain
September 2008
 

12-stepping into the 21st century
Atlanta-Journal Constitution
October, 2008

New organization is planned to help alcoholics
Gulf Daily News
October 2008
Beating spirits with spirituality
Times Daily
November 2008
'I don't need a drink to live'
Times of Malta
November 2008
   
Alcoholism
Dr Susan B. Anthony
Unknown
Catholic Contribution to A. A.
Unknown
A. A. Program Is A Living Legacy
The Washington Times
Unknown
Jewish Alcoholics
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent
Unknown
The Catholicity of A. A.
Unknown
 

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