Dr. Harry Tiebout

Dr. Harry M. Tiebout, a psychiatrist, was an early pioneer in coupling the principles and philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous with psychiatric knowledge of alcoholism. A strong supporter of A.A. throughout his life, he consistently worked for acceptance of his views concerning alcoholism the medical and psychiatric professions. He served on the Board of Trustees for A.A. from 1957 to 1966, and was chairman of the National Council on Alcoholism in 1950.

Reprinted from
Vol. 14, pp. 58-68
New Brunswick, N.J. 08903
Printed in the United States of America

The Tiebout Collection consists of four papers written during the 1950s, drawing from 'personal stories and the author's vast experience.

First published by Hazelden Foundation 1990, who offer a variety of information on chemical dependency and related areas. This publication does not necessarily represent Hazelden or its programs, nor do they officially speak for any Twelve Step Program. Minor editing has been done to this booklet in accordance with the publishers (Hazelden's) editorial style and grammatical usage.

Tiebout Collection

By Harry M. Tiebout, M.D.

Dr. Tiebout was an outstanding psychiatrist and pioneer in the field of addictions.
The four papers described below present several of his significant concepts,

Letter from Dr. Tibout on The 12 Steps as Ego Deflating Devices