Since its founding in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people around the world achieve sobriety.
However, AA remains widely misunderstood and has been increasingly challenged by alternative approaches to treatment.
Dr. Marc Galanter is an award-winning psychiatrist and educator in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse.
His recent book, What is Alcoholics Anonymous?, provides an in-depth overview of this popular and established (yet poorly understood) recovery movement.
Dr. Galanter discusses what AA is, how it works, and how the organization might be considered and used by both healthcare professionals and anyone affected by the pursuit of recovery.