Dr. Bob had his last drink on June 10, 1935, and so began the first step on a journey to healing, and a healthier way of life for millions who suffer from addictions.
Who was Dr. Bob?
If you are a friend of Bill W., then you know Dr. Bob.
Dr. Bob Smith, along with Bill W., co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous.
June 4 is also an important date for those who practice any 12-step program. As a Pennsylvanian who lived five miles from Pennsburg, I am proud to say June 4th was the birthday of Pennsburg, PA native Dr. Frank Buckman, a Lutheran minister associated with the Oxford Group.
What is the Oxford Group?
The origins of Alcoholics Anonymous can be traced to the Oxford Group . . . Members of the Oxford Group practiced a formula of self-improvement by performing self-inventory, admitting wrongs, making amends, using prayer and meditation, and carrying the message to others.
Hence, Pennsylvania’s contribution to the 12 Steps.