AA Agnostica neither endorses nor lends its name to any related facilities or outside enterprises. Moreover, we have no opinion on outside issues: these links are offered for information only and do not imply endorsement or affiliation.
Are you looking for some good, modern books about recovery from alcoholism and addiction? You may want to go to Recovery 101. The online bookstore includes The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps and a host of other books, all well organized – workbooks, 12 Step, memoirs, etc. – and well reviewed.
Joe C, one of the founders of Beyond Belief, the first agnostic AA group in Canada, has his own website: Rebellion Dogs Publishing. The website offers readers very timely articles (and some music!) on the state of recovery in the twenty first Century. Joe, of course, is the author ofBeyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life, a daily reflection book.
AA Toronto Agnostics. This website is the home of five AA groups – Beyond Belief, We Agnostics, Widening our Gateway, We Are Not Saints and Beyond Belief Hamilton - in the Toronto area and the times and locations of their meetings. None of these groups or meetings are listed on the official regional (GTA) meeting list.
Agnostic AA NYC. Funded and maintained by nine AA groups in New York, Agnostic AA NYC contains the most comprehensive list of agnostic meetings worldwide. These people and groups are owed a large debt of gratitude. A reminder though: any list needs to be updated constantly and in this case that work can only be done by the members of new agnostic groups.
Agnostic AA London South and Home Counties. This site provides information about an agnostic group that was founded in February of 2012 in London, England. You can read a post about it on AA Agnostica right here: To thine own self be true. You can also listen to a BBC Interview in which the groups founder, Jude Core, is interviewed.
In Orlando, Florida, an AA Group of Drunks was founded in the spring of 2013 in order to offer meetings for everybody, inclusive of those “those with an unconventional concept of a higher power.” The website further states, “We are NOT here to debate the existence of God or gods, nor are we here to bash religions. We are here… to be of maximum service to our fellows.”
One alcoholic talking to another is what happens on this Facebook page, Agnostics and Atheists in AA. The page has been around since 2010 and has some fine discussions as well as links to websites, online magazines, videos, cartoons and all things current and related to recovery from alcoholism and addiction, especially for non-believers of all genres.
There is a section of the Pagan Press website that has some fine insights and links, Alcoholism: Recovery without Religiosity. John L. has been clean and sober for 45 years now and has written some wonderful posts for AA Agnostica, including A Proposal to Eliminate the Lord’s Prayer from AA Meetings. His Freethinkers version of the 12 Steps are also featured on the website.
The Buddhist Recovery Network “supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors… Respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence.”