AA Without the God?

To Thine Own

Is believing in a higher power an essential component of the recovery process? By David Sack, M.D. Published on December 10, 2014 in Where Science Meets the Steps (Psychology Today) It’s a comment I’ve heard often in my years helping those with addictions: “I tried AA, but I just couldn’t get … Continue reading

Agnostic AA Meetings Gaining Momentum

Growth

By Russ H There is a story about agnostic AA meetings that needs to be told. It is about growth, acceptance and inclusiveness in Alcoholics Anonymous. It is an important story because so much attention has lately been focused (and rightly so) on accounts of resistance to these meetings and efforts to … Continue reading

Workshops at the WAFT Convention

Workshops

It was a very, very busy convention, the We Agnostics and Free Thinkers (WAFT) International AA Convention (IAAC) held in Santa Monica at the beginning of November, 2014. And it was rich and diverse in the topics covered by speakers and at panels and workshops. All of the workshops and … Continue reading

We Agnostics and Atheists AA Convention – Day 3

Many Paths

Day 3 was the busy and energizing last day of the We Agnostics, Atheists and Free Thinkers (WAAFT) International Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (IAAC). To begin with, attendance had grown to almost three hundred women and men. And, besides more engaging workshops, panels and marathon meetings, the rooms at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Santa Monica, … Continue reading