Wilson began drinking in his early 20s and by his late 30s, was in and out of drug and alcohol treatment facilities. He finally found permanent sobriety after experiencing a spiritual conversion.
In 1935, Wilson teamed up with Dr. Bob Smith to help other alcoholics achieve sobriety and stay sober. After helping more than 100 individuals become sober, they published AA’s Twelve Steps in 1939.
Today, AA has helped countless recovering alcoholics.