Alcoholics Anonymous History In Your Area
Philadelphia AA Stats
September 29, 1941
Statistical Record of Philadelphia Alcoholics Anonymous Group
The Philadelphia A. A. Group was formed on February 27, 1940, with seven men as a nucleus. Six of these are definitely recovered cases.
We consider a man or woman an active member of A. A. when they have been dry in the group two months and have attended at least six general meetings.
We now have an ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP of one hundred and thirteen alcoholics, eighty-three of whom have not had a drink since their first A. A. meeting. Five of these have been dry from two to four years, twenty-seven dry from one to two years, forty-one dry from six to twelve months and twenty-six dry three to six months.
Twenty-three of these active members came directly from the Philadelphia General Hospital, thirteen from other hospitals and institutions.
There have been only twenty-three active members who do not appear to be recovering. These are not included in the above figures. Neither are the fifty other men and women who are now in the process of becoming members.
This gives us a total general membership of Two Hundred men and women.
To the best of our knowledge, the foregoing is correct.
(Signed) Dr. A. Weise Hammer
(Signed) Dr. C. Dudley Saul