Aleteia has a good article on Sister Ignatia: The Catholic nun behind Alcoholics Anonymous
Sr. Ignatia assisted AA co-founder “Dr. Bob” Smith at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron, OH in AA’s early years. She was of tremendous help in developing a treatment program for alcoholics, probably the pioneer in such matters.
Sr. Ignatia was also responsible for what became the AA tradition of giving “chips” or medallions to people who have passed sobriety milestones (one day, 30 days, etc.). She gave Sacred Heart badges to people upon the completion of their hospitalization.Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my books! (Thank you!!)"The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics"