Out of the Closet

Out Of The Closet

An atheist shares about her long sober journey in Alcoholics Anonymous By Anonymous Published online by the AA Grapevine in February 2015. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine. You can subscribe to the online or print version (or both) right here: AA Grapevine. It’s 8:35 p.m. on Saturday and the speaker has just suggested … Continue reading

A Skeptic’s Journey to a Higher Power

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Originally published in TGIF at Renascent on February 27, 2015. TGIF Weekly Recovery News is an e-newsletter published on Fridays by Renascent, one of Canada’s leading abstinence-based treatment centre, and features articles and lived experience essays on a variety of themes relating to recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Email subscriptions are free … Continue reading

Jim Burwell

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This is one of 32 chapters in the book, Key Players in AA History by bob k. A paperback version of the book is available at Recovery 101 and at Amazon USA. As well, you can get the paperback version at Amazon Canada and at Amazon – UK. Key Players in AA … Continue reading

The Buddha and Bill W.

The Buddha

By Regina Walker Originally published on February 3, 2015 in The Fix. AA is often accused of being a Christian cult, but it has a lot more in common with Buddhism than many may realize. Consider the eight-part program laid down in Buddhism: Right view, right aim, right speech, right … Continue reading

We are unstoppable

Unstoppable

By Dave S. I had my last drink on February 28, 1984. Within my first year I became aware that, for lack of a better term, I was a nonbeliever. At the time it seemed that in order to be a “real” member of AA I was ultimately going to have to … Continue reading