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 March 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

From Believer to Non-Believer

Grapevine

At around 8 years sober, he redefined his Higher Power By Bob S., Louisville, Ky. Published online by the AA Grapevine in November 2014. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine. You can subscribe to the online or print version (or both) right here: AA Grapevine. My journey in AA began in 1985 and I … Continue reading

An Atheist Speaks Out

May 1962

By E. L. from Vermont. This article was first printed in the AA Grapevine in May, 1962. I AM an alcoholic and an atheist. I am addressing this to those alcoholics who have had trouble with the religious overtones in the AA program. But let me state first that it … Continue reading

Slips and Human Nature

William Silkworth

Doctor Calls “Slip” More Normal Than Alcoholic Dr. William Silkworth (1873 – 1951) was the Medical Director at the Towns Hospital and treated Bill W and other early members of AA. He was the first 20th century physician to advocate that alcoholism is an illness, rather than a vice or moral failing. … Continue reading

Without a Higher Power

Grapevine AA

The AA Grapevine, in its January 2010 issue, published this article by Greg H., from San Diego, California. One Size does not fit all for this atheist in recovery This atheist “walked into our midst,” and stayed. At the age of 52, I attended my very first AA meeting on … Continue reading