In 1999, Bill Wilson was named one of TIME Magazineâ€™sÂ 100 Â Heroes and Icons of the 20 th Â Century Â for his role as co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. But 65 years earlier, in 1934, he had faced almost certain death from his uncontrollable drinking. At the time, medicine viewed alcoholism as a symptom of deeper psychiatric issues, and alcoholics were treated with lobotomies, shock therapy, or imprisonment. Despite this, Bill Wilson found a way to sobriety, and then forged a path for countless… Show more
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