The History of Addiction


  • A.A. History by Mitchell K. Extensive list of historical documents about Alcoholics Anonymous, at
  • Alcohol and Temperance History Group Organization of scholars examining the social history of alcohol, publishes the Social History of Alcohol Review
  • American Temperance and Prohibition An interesting look at the history of temperance in the U.S.
  • Anti-Saloon League Home Page Actual temperance documents from a temperance organization in the early 1900s
  • Bill Wilson Time Magazine profile of one of the "most influential people of the 20th century," the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Hazelden-Pittman Museum The Museum of Addiction and Recovery provides information and exhibits about the history of Alcoholics Anonymous, the politics of addiction, addiction in popular culture, and notable books


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