“A New Way Out”

Program Resources


Program Sources:

  • History of early Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Teaching materials of Karen Plavan, PhD, Professor, Penn State McKeesport, in Chemical Dependency and Counseling

  • Publications of Dick B. on History and Roots of A.A.

  • History Publications of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

  • Holy Bible

Library Sources:

  • The Griffith Library, Wilson House, East Dorset, Vermont USA

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Akron, Ohio USA

  • Calvary Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Good Book Publishing Company, Kihei, Maui, Hawaii USA

Publications of:

Paradise Research Publications, Inc; Golden Text Publishing Company; Baker Book House; The Bishop of Books; Glen Abbey Books; Hazelden Publishing: Came to Believe Publications

  • 27 titles by Dick B.

  • 1 Title by Clarence Synder Sponsees

  • 160 published articles


Public Addresses by officers at:


  • Archives 2000 International Alcoholics Anonymous conference, Minnesota

  • Nationwide Alcoholics Anonymous History Conferences, Phoenix, Delaware

  • Alcoholics Anonymous History conferences and seminars open to the public at Mill Valley, California; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis; Covington, Kentucky; Tampa, Florida

  • ISAAC, Indian River, Florida

  • N.E.T. Ministries, Okeechobee, Florida

  • Alcoholics Victorious, New Jersey

  • Lutheran Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • YWAM (Youth With a Mission), Hawaii

  • Overcomers,: Florida, Minnesota

  • Overcomers Outreach, Inc., California

  • Research Society on Alcoholism Pre-Conference Workshop, Vancouver, BC

  • Shepherding the Shepherds, Costa Mesa, California

  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens Gate Lodge Opening in Akron.

  • Various Retreats conducted in California, Florida, New York, Hawaii, and Wisconsin

  • CLEAR (Coalition for Leadership, Education and Advocacy for Recovery)

  • Wilson House Heritage Seminars, East Dorset, Vermont – 9 seminars.

  • Christian Endeavor International.

Bibliography Data Base:

  • Reference: Making Known the Biblical Roots of Early AA, by Dick B.

  • Catalogued Titles at Griffith Library, East Dorset, VT


Multi-Media Dissemination:




  • Cornerstone Television (Christian Television Series)

  • Hawaii Community Television (all islands) – 30 one-hour broadcasted program presentations

Radio Talks:

  • Radio talk shows, news interviews, specials [Christian and secular]

News Media:

  • Interviews

  • Press releases

  • Journal articles

  • Columns

Audio/Video Tapes:



  • Open Ended

Intern Training:

  • Maui Community Television Network

  • Websites mentioned above

  • Class and individual instruction at headquarters in Maui

Prospective Collaborative Partnerships:

  • Cornerstone Television Network, Pennsylvania

  • AKAKU Community Television, Maui

  • Jean LaCour, PhD, Dean, Net Training Institute, Orlando, Florida

  • Bill Pitman, Author, Publisher, Former Director of Historical Information at Hazelden Foundation

  • Karen Plaven, PhD., Vice President, G.O.A.L. Project, Pittsburgh


  • AHA (American Historical Association)

  • ATHG (Alcohol and Drugs History Society

  • COPE (Coalition of Prison Evangelists)

  • CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies)

  • AMERSA (Association for Medical Education & Research in Substance Abuse)

  • RSA (Research Society on Alcoholism)

  • ISAAC (International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition)

  • AKAKU (Community Television Network of Hawaii)

  • N.E.T. Ministries

  • AHHAP (Assn of Halfway House Alcoholism Programs of North America, Inc.)

Previously Proposed Spirituality Survey Project:

  • See the Callahan-Knipe Research Institute materials immediately following

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