Bill Wilson, commonly known as Bill W., was one of the co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). He is also the primary author of the organization's seminal text, the Big Book.
Bill W. was born on November 26, 1895, in East Dorset, Vermont. Brief outline of his early life, education, and early struggles with alcoholism.
Founding of Alcoholics Anonymous
Meeting Dr. Bob
Detailing the significant meeting between Bill W. and Dr. Bob, the other co-founder of AA, which led to the formation of the organization.
Development of the Twelve Steps
Bill W. played a pivotal role in the development of the Twelve Steps, the guiding principles of AA for personal recovery from alcoholism.
Contributions to the Recovery Movement
Awards and Recognitions
Any awards or recognitions given to Bill W. for his contributions.
Controversies and Criticisms
Outline of controversies and criticisms directed towards Bill W., including any debates over the spiritual aspects of AA.
- My Name Is Bill - a biography of Bill W.
- Pass It On - the story of Bill W. and how the AA message reached the world.
- [Biography of Bill W. on the Official AA website](https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/bill-w)