Dr. Bob and the twelve men and women who here tell their stories were among the early members of A.A.’s first groups.
Though three have passed away of natural causes, all have maintained complete sobriety for periods ranging from fifteen to nineteen years as of this date, 1955.
Today, hundreds of additional A.A. members can be found who have had no relapse for at least fifteen years.
All of these, then, are the pioneers of A.A. They bear witness that release from alcoholism can really be permanent.