Choosing an AA Home Group


By Martine R. If I have indeed “come to believe” anything in my 14 years of sobriety, it is that attendance at AA meetings keeps me sober. Nothing else. For several excruciating years after I had decided that I was drinking too much and must stop, I never managed to … Continue reading

Life on Life’s Terms


Chapter 30: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Frank M. I stood there on my front lawn in handcuffs, to this day I’m not sure why. I had swallowed about a hundred Vicodin and an equal amount of Valium. It hadn’t fully hit me yet, but I … Continue reading

One Bite at a Time


By JHG Recovering alcoholics are famous for theatrical displays that amount to pole-vaulting over mouse droppings. It’s an entertaining but otherwise pointless spectacle. While staying sober can require tremendous amounts of courage and commitment, most of what it takes is reminiscent of a quote frequently cited in self-help literature: “The … Continue reading

Bill Wilson, Always A Seeker

Bill Wilson Featured

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. Big Book, page 164  Research has already come up with significant and helpful findings. And research will do far more. Bill’s speech at the 1965 General Service Conference By Thomas B. Introduction There have been … Continue reading

Take What You Need and Leave the Rest

Quad A

Chapter 29: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Chuck K. I sobered up in the Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Chicago’s northwest side in June, 1982. Members of AA from the Logan Square Alano Club chaired three meetings a week in the ward room. They … Continue reading

Embracing Our Pain Together


Chapter 28: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Alyssa S. I’m sitting here reflecting upon the day of St. Valentine. It is bitterly cold outside. It’s time in my recovery for “me time” – a time for introspection, perhaps for self-love. I have longed for this … Continue reading

Principles and the 12 Steps

Legal Steps

By Patricia K. I have been sober for a while. I got sober before the development of AA meetings for atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. Even though I do not believe in a god, I stayed in mainstream AA and edited the language and the literature so it fit with my … Continue reading