Turning It Over

Alcoholism

Step 3 as published in 1939: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. By Bob F. I have never believed in the god concept despite the endless reinforcement of the idea which people are subject to everywhere. … Continue reading

Chapter 11: Conference-approved Literature

Chapter 11: Conference-approved Literature

More than forty years ago, Ed and Paula, two members of an AA trustees Literature Sub-Committee, wrote that a pamphlet written by and for agnostics and atheists in AA was “needed to assure non-believers that they are not merely deviants, but full, participating members in the AA Fellowship without qualification.” … Continue reading

A Secular Sobriety – Review

A Secular Sobriety

“Here is what I think it might have looked like if it were written in a secular manner with the sole intention of promoting sobriety and not religious conversion.” Dale K. (Page 44)  By Thomas B. With a stunning leap of areligious imagination, Dale K., author of A Secular Sobriety … Continue reading

Buddhist Recovery Summit

Buddha

The Buddhist Recovery movement is based on using the Dharma to overcome the suffering arising from addiction. By Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) and the Northwest Dharma Association (NWDA) are sponsoring the 2017 Buddhist Recovery Summit. George Johns, President of BRN, and George Draffan, Executive Director of … Continue reading

4 Ways Atheists and Agnostics Recover

Sober

By Kelly Fitzgerald Originally published on July 24, 2017 in The Recovery Village A common question among those trying to get sober, and those who are foreign to addiction and recovery is, how do atheists and agnostics recover? It’s often thought that sobriety is equivalent with the 12 steps and … Continue reading

20 Things We Realize When We Quit Drinking

Drinking Booze

The original title of this article was “20 Common Things People Realize When They Quit Drinking Alcohol” Sofia Adamson, Staff Writer, Waking Times Originally published on July 10, 2017 Of all the culturally conditioned behaviors we’ve mindlessly adopted, alcoholism is one of the most curious. We know it is highly … Continue reading

Chapter 10: Conformity and Conventional AA

Chapter 10: Conformity and Conventional AA

Conventional AA meetings can be both religious and conformist. Religiosity: There can be a lot of God on placards and in readings and in Conference-approved pamphlets and books on literature tables. And meetings can end with the Lord’s Prayer (even though AA claims to be “spiritual not religious”). And this … Continue reading