Earl T - Starts AA in Chicago

posted Jul 25, 2013, 7:39 PM by Archie AATOWG
Armed with a simple list of character defects and a spiritual experience that conquered his alcoholism, Earl T founded Alcoholics Anonymous in Chicago!

Dr Bob showed him something so powerful that it was able to grow and expand into the multimillion membership we know today.

Earl says in the Big Book story He Sold Himself Short that he and Bob took the steps together in one afternoon.

They had 6 official steps at the time but Bill expanded these into the 12 steps.

Dr. Bob later stated that since the steps are so essential to maintaining sobriety, and they were maintaining sobriety, that they must have had all twelve of them working in these early days.