Lois met and fell in love with Bill Wilson, and when Bill returned from World War I, they married. Despite concerns over Bill's drinking, Lois believed he was destined for greatness. Bill's drinking spiraled out of control and soon his job, their home, even their dreams were gone. When Bill attained sobriety, he poured his time and energy into helping other drunks, which led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Frustrated that Lois was not acknowledged for her helping Bill, she drew on her own experience as the wife of a drunk and began Al-Anon.