Today, December 11 marks the day Bill Wilson, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, took his last drink in 1934 when he was 39 years old. After finishing a final beer, he entered Towns Hospital for the last trip to treatment. What he didn’t know at the time was that on December 12 he would have a Spiritual Experience in the hospital, the culmination of a talk with a Doctor and a reformed old drinking buddy that would begin to transform his life along with millions of others who would follow.
Happy birthday, Bill Wilson!
Source: Alcoholics Anonymous History: Bill W’s Last Drink on Dec. 11, 1934 | Time
Alcoholics Anonymous does not endorse, nor is affiliated with this post. Simply recognizing the sober date of the cofounder of one of the biggest recovery movements that helped countless people in AA and other 12-step programs.