senate resolution no.58

Senators Bellino, Brinks, Chang, Cherry, Lauwers and Shink offered the following resolution:

A resolution to recognize June 10, 2023, as Alcoholics Anonymous Day.

Whereas, On June 10, 1935, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith first met, and what grew out of that meeting was Alcoholics Anonymous; and

Whereas, Out of Alcoholics Anonymous, the 12-step program, a set of spiritual guiding principles to assist in recovery from alcoholism, was developed; and

Whereas, Alcoholics Anonymous has been a positive guide for countless people over the world as they have battled the disease of alcoholism; and

Whereas, Numerous people, both in America and worldwide, are sober because of their experiences in Alcoholics Anonymous; and

Whereas, The 12-step program has been adopted by numerous groups around the world to assist people struggling with other addictions, such as narcotics, gambling, and overeating; and

Whereas, We stand in solidarity with our families, friends, and neighbors struggling with alcoholism; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Senate, That the members of this legislative body recognize June 10, 2023, as Alcoholics Anonymous Day.