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Timeline: Moments in Sobriety

A brief history of America's fixation on getting sober.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

1910
New York becomes the first state to outlaw drunk driving.

1933
Prohibition is repealed on December 5. Eighteen months later …

1935
The first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous is held, leading to the 12-step program devised by founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob.

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