We are pleased to share information about, and links to, the following websites:
In the spirit of rotation which is part of the “organization” of AA, in October 2015 a new website, AA Beyond Belief, took over what until then had been the mission of AA Agnostica: posting original articles by we agnostics and atheists on a weekly basis, mostly on Sundays. To regularly read about our “experience strength and hope”, make sure to subscribe to this website.
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 a book by Roger C., the manager of this website, The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps, and Joe C’s book, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life.
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 of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life, a daily reflection book.
William White Papers. Bill White is Director of the Research Division of the Chestnut Health Center which engaged in a “science based understanding” of addiction and recovery. The site contains some four hundred articles by him and provides support and insight for those interested in and celebrating the many paths of recovery.
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.
The Fix offers up to date news about recovery (or the search for it) for pretty much everything that is called “addiction” these days… It does not “hold back” on engaging in issues that may be deemed controversial. One finds issues raised that are often only whispered about among friends in the rooms of traditional groups like 12 Step meetings. (My 10 Favourite Recovery Websites)
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.”