Step 2

Step 2

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 1, was posted on February 26, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally … Continue reading

A higher purpose

Purpose

By Wayne M. I am an alcoholic and have been sober for over nine years. I am also an agnostic/atheist who attends AA on a regular basis. Many people have asked how I as an agnostic can stay sober in AA even though I reject one of the fundamental premises … Continue reading

Step 1

Step 1

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. An Introductory chapter, A Program for Living, was posted on January 29, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The … Continue reading

A Program for Living

Step Pond

This is the Introductory chapter to the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. Subsequent chapters, dealing individually with each of the twelve Steps, will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month in 2014. The book, originally published in 1991 and written by … Continue reading

As a result of these Steps

By Gabe S. AA’s twelfth Step says “Having had a  spiritual awakening as the result of these Steps, we tried  to carry this message to alcoholics.” But what is this message? What on Earth is a “spiritual awakening”? The Big Book essentially presents the Steps as a path to finding  … Continue reading