With other early members, Bill Wilson and Bob Smith developed AA's Twelve Step program of spiritual and character development.
Promoting illegal commercial activities (such as prostitution) is prohibited . Some members founded the Group to help in maintaining sobriety."Grouper" Ebby Thacher was Wilson's former drinking buddy who approached Wilson saying that he had "got religion", was sober, and that Wilson could do the same if he set aside objections to religion and instead formed a personal idea of God, "another power" or "higher power".Readers should know that the book is written from the perspective of a member of Al-Anon, who is also a firm believer in the 12 Steps.But if dating people who participate in AA or NA is not your thing, than Nagy suggests dating people from SMART recovery, Secular Organizations for Sobriety, church, mental health peer support programs, therapy groups, and so on.These different colored chips and values are meant to be tokens of inspiration and a reminder of just how long the member has been sober and how far that member has come. From personal mementos to coins, the practice of giving out something such as a sobriety chip represents the will and desire that a person has to quit drinking.