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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 (two years after the end of prohibition in the United States in December 1933) by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith in Akron, Ohio. [1]

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Addiction recovery groups

Addiction recovery groups are voluntary associations of people who share a common desire to overcome drug addiction.

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Age of Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason is an era from the 1620s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, and individualism rather than traditional lines of authority.

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Akron, Ohio

Akron is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the seat of Summit County.

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Al-Anon/Alateen, Al-Anon Family Groups and Al-Anon are different names for a "worldwide fellowship that offers a program of recovery for the families and friends of alcoholics, whether or not the alcoholic recognizes the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help." Alateen "is part of the Al-Anon fellowship designed for the younger relatives and friends of alcoholics through the teen years." The group's purpose is to "help families of alcoholics by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic." Alateen is an age-specific Al-Anon group and is a Twelve-step program of recovery for young people affected by someone's drinking.

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Alcohol intoxication

Alcohol intoxication (also known as drunkenness or inebriation) is a physiological state (that may also include psychological alterations of consciousness) induced by the ingestion of ethanol (alcohol).

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Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly

The Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly is a quarterly peer-reviewed medical journal published by Taylor & Francis.

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Atropa belladonna

Atropa belladonna or Atropa bella-donna, commonly known as belladonna or deadly nightshade, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the tomato family Solanaceae, native to Europe, North Africa, Western Asia, and some parts of Canada and the United States.

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Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor.

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Biculturalism in sociology involves two originally distinct cultures in some form of co-existence.

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Bill W.

William Griffith Wilson (November 26, 1895 – January 24, 1971), also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), an international mutual aid fellowship with over two million members belonging to 100,800 groups of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieve and maintain sobriety.

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Bill W. (film)

Bill W. is an 2012 American biographical film directed by Dan Carracino and Kevin Hanlon, about William Griffith Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the first feature length documentary on Wilson.

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Bob Smith (doctor)

Robert Holbrook Smith (August 8, 1879 – November 16, 1950), also known as Dr.

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Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen "Burt" Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called "the Grin").

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California State University

The California State University (Cal State or CSU) is a public university system in California.

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Calix Society

The Calix Society is an organization founded in the 1940s which aims at addressing the particular spiritual needs of Catholics recovering from alcohol addiction.

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Charles B. Towns

Charles Barnes Towns (1862–1947) conducted experimentation with cures for alcoholism and drug addiction, and helped draft drug control legislation in the United States during the early 20th century.

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Clean and Sober

Clean and Sober is a 1988 American drama film directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Michael Keaton as a real estate agent struggling with a substance abuse problem.

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Cluster randomised controlled trial

A cluster randomised controlled trial is a type of randomised controlled trial in which groups of subjects (as opposed to individual subjects) are randomised.

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Come Back, Little Sheba (1952 film)

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) is a drama film produced by Paramount Pictures which tells the story of a loveless marriage that is rocked when a young woman rents a room in the couple's house.

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Community reinforcement approach and family training

Community reinforcement approach and family training (CRAFT) is a behavior therapy approach for treating addiction.

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The Counter-Enlightenment was a term that some 20th century commentators have used to describe multiple strains of thought that arose in the late-18th and early-19th centuries in opposition to the 18th century Enlightenment.

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Cultural identity

Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group.

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A cumann (Irish for association; plural cumainn) is the lowest local unit or branch of a number of Irish political parties.

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Days of Wine and Roses (film)

Days of Wine and Roses is a 1962 film directed by Blake Edwards with a screenplay by JP Miller adapted from his own 1958 Playhouse 90 teleplay of the same name.

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Deliriants are a class of hallucinogen.

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. (born December 28, 1954) is an American actor and filmmaker.

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Disease model of addiction

The disease model of addiction describes an addiction as a disease with biological, neurological, genetic, and environmental sources of origin.

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Drug rehabilitation

Drug rehabilitation (often drug rehab or just rehab) is a term for the processes of medical or psychotherapeutic treatment, for dependency on psychoactive substances such as alcohol, prescription drugs, and street drugs such as cocaine, heroin or amphetamines.

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Ebby Thacher

Edwin Throckmorton Thacher (29 April 1896–21 March 1966) (commonly known as Ebby Thacher or Ebby T.), was an old drinking friend and later the sponsor of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson.

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Effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous

The effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous in treating alcoholism is a subject of ongoing interdisciplinary research and debate in a multitude of academic and non-academic contexts.

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Establishment Clause

The Establishment Clause is the first of several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating, The Establishment Clause was written by Congressman Fisher Ames in 1789, who derived it from discussions in the First Congress of various drafts that would become the amendments comprising the Bill of Rights.

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First Amendment to the United States Constitution

The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.

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Flight (2012 film)

Flight is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis.

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Gay is a term that primarily refers to a homosexual person or the trait of being homosexual.

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A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is driven by a community's politics.

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Group psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy or group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group.

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Hazelden Foundation

The Hazelden Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Center City, Minnesota.

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Helper theory

Helper theory or the helper-therapy principle was first described by Frank Riessman (1965) in an article published in the journal Social Work. The principle suggests that when an individual (the "helper") provides assistance to another person, the helper may benefit.

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Higher Power

Higher Power is a term coined in the 1930s in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and is used in other twelve-step programs.

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I'll Cry Tomorrow

I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955) is a biopic which tells the story of Lillian Roth, a Broadway star who rebels against the pressure of her domineering mother and reacts to the death of her fiancé by becoming an alcoholic.

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I'll Cry Tomorrow (book)

I'll Cry Tomorrow is a 1954 autobiography by Lillian Roth, co-written by Roth, Gerold Frank and journalist Mike Connolly.

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Iatrogenesis (from the Greek for "brought forth by the healer") refers to any effect on a person, resulting from any activity of one or more persons acting as healthcare professionals or promoting products or services as beneficial to health, that does not support a goal of the person affected.

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Intervention (counseling)

An intervention is an orchestrated attempt by one or many people – usually family and friends – to get someone to seek professional help with an addiction or some kind of traumatic event or crisis, or other serious problem.

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Jack Lemmon

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001) was an American actor and musician.

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Kiwanis International is an international, coeducational service club founded in 1915 in Detroit, Michigan.

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Lillian Roth

Lillian Roth (December 13, 1910 – May 12, 1980) was an American singer and actress.

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List of twelve-step groups

This is a list of Wikipedia articles on twelve-step groups that are based on the set of guiding principles, originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, for recovery from addictive, compulsive, or other behavioral problems.

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Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times, commonly referred to as the Times, is a paid daily newspaper published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.

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Martin Sheen

Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (born August 3, 1940), better known by his stage name Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first achieved fame with roles in the films Badlands (1973) and Apocalypse Now (1979).

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (born November 28, 1984) is an American actress and recording artist.

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My Name Is Bill W.

My Name Is Bill W. is a 1989 CBS Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie directed by Daniel Petrie, starring James Woods, JoBeth Williams and James Garner.

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Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) describes itself as a "nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem".

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Oxford Group

The Oxford Group was a Christian organization founded by American Christian missionary Dr.

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Prohibition in the United States

Prohibition in the United States was a nationwide constitutional ban on the sale, production, importation, and transportation of alcoholic beverages that remained in place from 1920 to 1933.

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Recovery approach

Psychological Recovery or recovery model or the recovery approach to mental disorder or substance dependence emphasizes and supports a person's potential for recovery.

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Sampling bias

In statistics, sampling bias is a bias in which a sample is collected in such a way that some members of the intended population are less likely to be included than others.

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Scientific control

A scientific control is an experiment or observation designed to minimize the effects of variables other than the single independent variable.

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Self-help groups for mental health

Self-help groups for mental health are voluntary associations of people who share a common desire to overcome mental illness or otherwise increase their level of cognitive or emotional wellbeing.

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Shattered Spirits

Shattered Spirits is a 1986 movie starring Martin Sheen.

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Smashed (film)

Smashed is a 2012 American drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Ponsoldt and Susan Burke, and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul.

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Sobriety is the condition of not having any measurable levels or effects from mood-altering drugs.

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Social stigma

Social stigma is the extreme disapproval of (or discontent with) a person or group on socially characteristic grounds that are perceived, and serve to distinguish them, from other members of a society.

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Stanton Peele

Stanton Peele, Ph.D., J.D., (born January 8, 1946) is a psychologist, attorney, psychotherapist and the author of books and articles on the subject of alcoholism, addiction and addiction treatment.

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Stepping Stones (house)

Stepping Stones is the historic home of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson (Bill W.) and his wife Lois Wilson (Lois W.), co-founder of Al-Anon/Alateen, in Bedford Hills, New York.

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Substance abuse

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse and substance use disorder, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related disorder.

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Summa St. Thomas Hospital

Summa St.

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Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward (June 30, 1917 – March 14, 1975) was an American actress.

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The Big Book (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism (generally known as The Big Book because of the thickness of the paper used in the first edition) is a 1939 basic text, describing how to recover from alcoholism, primarily written by one of the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Bill W. but with one chapter, "To Employers" written by Henry Parkhurst.

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The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited

The Natural History of Alcoholism Revisited (1995) is a book by psychiatrist George E. Vaillant that describes two multi-decade studies of the lives of 600 American males, non-alcoholics at the outset, focusing on their lifelong drinking behaviours.

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The Saturday Evening Post

The Saturday Evening Post is a bimonthly American magazine.

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Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions

Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions is a 1953 book, which explains the twenty-four basic principles or Alcoholics Anonymous and their application., and contains a detailed interpretation of principles for personal recovery and group survival.

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Twelve Traditions

The Twelve Traditions of twelve-step programs provide guidelines for relationships between the twelve-step groups, members, other groups, the global fellowship, and society at large.

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Twelve-step program

A twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles (sometimes accepted by members as being 'spiritual principles') outlining a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion.

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U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is an American media company that publishes news, opinion, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis.

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United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (in case citations, 9th Cir.) is a U.S. Federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the district courts in the following districts.

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Washingtonian movement

The Washingtonian movement (Washingtonians, Washingtonian Temperance Society or Washingtonian Total Abstinence Society) was a 19th-century fellowship founded on April 2, 1840 by six alcoholics (William Mitchell, David Hoss, Charles Anderson, George Steer, Bill M'Curdy, and Tom Campbell) at Chase's Tavern on Liberty Street in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Westport, Connecticut

Westport is a coastal town of colonial origin located along Long Island Sound in Fairfield County, Connecticut, northeast of New York City in the United States.

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When a Man Loves a Woman (film)

When a Man Loves a Woman is a 1994 American romantic drama film written by Al Franken and Ronald Bass, starring Andy García, Meg Ryan, Tina Majorino, Mae Whitman, Ellen Burstyn, Lauren Tom and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story is a 2010 American film that premiered on CBS on April 25, 2010.

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William Duncan Silkworth

William Duncan Silkworth, M.D., (1873-1951) was an American medical doctor and specialist in the treatment of alcoholism.

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WKSU-FM (89.7 FM) – branded 89.7 WKSU – is a non-commercial educational radio station licensed to Kent, Ohio, primarily serving the Akron metro area.

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World view

A comprehensive world view or worldview is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the entirety of the individual or society's knowledge and point of view.

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WorldCat is a union catalog that itemizes the collections of 72,000 libraries in 170 countries and territories that participate in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) global cooperative.

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You Kill Me

You Kill Me is 2007 crime comedy film directed by John Dahl, and starring Ben Kingsley, Luke Wilson, Téa Leoni, Philip Baker Hall, Dennis Farina, and Bill Pullman.

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