Alcoholics Anonymous Questions Often Asked


The documentation starts with A.A.’s own General Service Conference-approved literature—the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, The Co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, DR. BOB and the Good Oldtimers, Pass It On, and The Language of the Heart.


Further, I have published 39 titles and over 450 articles on Alcoholics Anonymous, its origins, its history, its founding, its programs, and its successes; and they are readily available through my website, through, through Barnes & Noble, and through bookstores. See


Finally, the foregoing points have been thoroughly covered in our new “Introductory Foundations for Christian Recovery” class. ( The class includes four DVD’s, a Class Guide for Students, a Class Instructor’s Guide, and The Dick B. Christian Recovery Guide, 3rd ed. (2010). Furthermore, I am quite willing to answer questions and frequently do receive courteous letters asking further questions on our history and roots. Contact me at


Dick B. is a writer, historian, retired attorney, Bible student, CDAAC, and an active A.A. member with over 24 years of continuous sobriety. He has published 39 titles and over 450 articles on A.A. history