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AA Number Three: Bill D.

AA Number Three – Bill D. – Canton, Ohio, 1951. Prominent attorney, ex-city councilman, and former church deacon, Bill D. started his eighth detox in six months at Akron City Hospital by assaulting two nurses. He believed in God and the Bible, but couldn’t stay sober—until Bill W. and Dr. Bob carried the message to him and he became "AA number three" (1:01:06). See “Big Book Q&A,” Personal Stories Section, “Alcoholics Anonymous Number Three,” on this site.

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