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Thu October 3, 2013

NCADA St. Louis And Harris House Present Play Based On Lives Of Alcoholics Anonymous Founders

Two St. Louis organizations dedicated to combating alcoholism have teamed up to bring a play about Alcoholics Anonymous to the city.

"Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. and Dr. Bob" is set in a 1948 meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous as the organization's two founders share their stories of recovery. The play will be performed on the campus of Logan University on Saturday, October 5, with proceeds benefiting NCADA St. Louis and Harris House.

A discussion about the history and success of Alcoholics Anonymous and a play that dramatizes the true story about its co-founders, Bill W. and Dr. Bob.

Prior to Alcoholics Anonymous, the main treatment for alcoholism was confinement in an asylum, said Gary Kimble. He plays Bill W. in "Pass It On."

Dan Duncan of the St. Louis Area National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Wes Tobin of Harris House echoed Kimble in saying Alcoholics Anonymous revolutionized efforts to combat addiction.

The impact of AA can be seen in St. Louis today, said Tobin, by the proliferation of A.A. meetings held in the region each week.

"It’s helping millions of people recover from alcohol," said Tobin.

"It's really about cleaning up your past as best you can and staying in today," added Duncan.

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NCADA St. Louis and Harris House Present "Pass It On: An Evening with Bill W. and Dr. Bob"

Saturday, October 5, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Logan University's Purser Center, 1851 Schoettler Road

NCADA Website

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