Back to Basics and other threats to AA

Grace of God

Snake Oil: Something that is sold as medicine but that is not really useful or helpful in any way. Webster’s Online By John H. Washington DC We Agnostics Group There are few people as psychologically vulnerable as newly recovering alcoholics. They may be subject to all forms of misdirection and … Continue reading

A Changing Landscape

Landscape

By Joe C. Rebellion Dogs Publishing Once again the Pew Research group shows that the fastest growing choice for survey respondents to the question of religion is “None.” And the future is none – the largest number of irreligious are the youth. Eleven per cent of Silent Generation (AA founders) … Continue reading

Ten myths about atheists, debunked

Above us

It’s not just in Alcoholics Anonymous that atheists are treated with disrespect, although because of the religious underpinnings of the 12 Steps and the Big Book the problem is often more pronounced within the Fellowship. Much of that comes from a misunderstanding of atheists, as this article, which lists and debunks ten of the … Continue reading

A Tribute to Ernie Kurtz

Ernie Kurtz

By Roger C. Ernie Kurtz died on January 19 of this year at the age of 79. A memorial service was held for him on April 22 at Dawn Farm, a rehab facility, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. * * * Ernie is most well known as the author of Not-God: … Continue reading

PRAASA 2015

PRAASA

The purpose of the Pacific Region AA Service Assembly (PRAASA) is to develop a greater unity among the AA members, groups and Areas of the Pacific Region (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington), to encourage the exchange of ideas and experiences; and to provide an opportunity … Continue reading

The Therapeutic Effects of the 12 Steps

True Self

By Allen Berger, PhD The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous have been heralded as the most important spiritual development of the past 100 years. It is my opinion that they should also be considered one of the most innovative psychological interventions of the past century. As evidence, consider the fact … Continue reading