An Activist in Sobriety


Chapter 25: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA John L. Some alcoholics are born that way – periodic drunks, who can stay away from a drink for a long time, but for whom a first drink always means disaster. Others, daily drinkers, acquire alcoholism; they drink too … Continue reading

Austin AA Convention – Outreach


By Ken S. Convention Outreach Committee Greetings! Please come and join us and other secular members of AA from around the world at our second We Agnostics, Atheists and Free Thinkers (WAAFT) International AA convention in Austin, Texas on the weekend of November 11 – 13, 2016. We are part … Continue reading

Service and Sponsorship


By Steven V. Service Before coming to AA, I spent most of my time thinking about, well, me. I was often thinking about how poorly my life was going, how dissatisfied I was with my love life (or lack thereof), why I wasn’t getting the promotions I thought I deserved, … Continue reading

Utter Desperation


Chapter 24: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Alice B. Nothing could have brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous other than utter desperation and the lack of any viable alternative. I started drinking when I was twelve years old, despite growing up in a supportive family where no … Continue reading

The Practical Tool of Meditation


By Thomas B. I had my first meditation experience early in my second year of recovery, shortly after I received my one-year medallion at the original Manhattan Group in New York City in November of 1973. It was in the Unity Center auditorium, which in the 70s was a popular … Continue reading

The Power is in the Process


Chapter 23: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA John C. I started drinking at 30 years old. This was because my father was an alcoholic. He was not a bar drinker, but he came home every night and terrorized the family. At 14 years old I made … Continue reading

The Second Secular AA Convention

Austin Convention

“AA started in riots. It rose in riots.” Clarence Snyder By Roger C. The second international convention for agnostics, atheists and freethinkers in AA will be held in November in Austin, Texas. The convention will run Friday through Sunday, November 11 – 13, and will be held at the Crowne … Continue reading

The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick


Editor’s Note: I have a friend who describes herself in the rooms of AA this way: “My name is Joanne and I am an alcoholic and an addict”. Being addicted to more than one substance is not the exception but the norm. Nor should identifying in this manner be frowned … Continue reading