Ayahuasca and Addiction

Tunnel

“The question always remains: In what do we take refuge? Do we take refuge in small, self-satisfied actions, speech and mind? Or do we take refuge in warriorship, in taking a leap, in going beyond our usual safety zones?” (Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart) Thus today’s post… Over the … Continue reading

The Anatomy of a Blackout

Blackout

By Kelly F. Originally published on August 11, 2015, on The Adventures of a Sober Senorita. If you haven’t heard of the book, Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank To Forget, by Sarah Hepola yet, you’ve most likely been living under a rock. She has been on all of my … Continue reading

Why It Works

Why It Works

I want to acknowledge Jeb B. the curator of Denver, Colorado’s  Freethinkers in AA group, for the title of this article. While browsing his excellent website, which contains ample relevant information for atheists and agnostics who are successfully sober in AA, I clicked on a page entitled “Why It Works.” This is a … Continue reading

I Lost My Faith and Happily So

Chapter 3

By John S. It’s hard to believe, but it was twenty-six years ago when I attended my first AA meeting, and fortunately I’ve been sober ever since. The circumstances that brought me to AA are far from unique. I was a young man who’s drinking quickly spun out of control. … Continue reading

A New “How It Works”

How It Works

By John S. Writing the book Alcoholics Anonymous, what we today call the Big Book, was a moment of genius and creativity. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when Bill read the steps to the group for the first time, and what an interesting debate it must … Continue reading

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors

Reviewed by life-j This is maybe the most engaging recovery book I have ever read. OK, recovery writing does not get much better than the beginning couple of pages of Chapter 3 of the Big Book. Bill Wilson has his brilliant moments. But this is different. In Ernie Kurtz’ book … Continue reading

A Pamphlet for AA Agnostics?

Bridge

The Alcoholics Anonymous Literature Committee in Great Britain will be presenting a pamphlet for and by agnostic and atheist members to its 2016 Conference. A sub-committee is looking for articles written by AA members in Great Britain and the Continental European Region for inclusion in that pamphlet. As this is a pamphlet for that area, submissions … Continue reading