AA Agnostica and the Varieties of AA Experience

Bill and Ernie

“AA Agnostica’s efforts to forge a secularized framework of recovery within A.A. thus has historic import.” By Ernie Kurtz and William White On June 15, 2014, AA Agnostica marked its third anniversary.  As historians dedicated to documenting the growing varieties of addiction recovery experience, it is fitting that we take … Continue reading

SMART Recovery

Smart Recovery

By Jim Braastad Smart Recovery Distance Training Coordinator A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to represent SMART Recovery® in a panel discussion “Alternative Recovery Models” at the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minnesota. Each panelist responded to five questions. What follows is my response … Continue reading

Buddhism and the 12 Steps

Buddhas

By Roger C. There would appear to be much in common between Buddhist thought and the 12 Step recovery program practised by some in AA. A number of books have made the connection between them. Three of the more popular ones include Kevin Griffin’s work, One Breath at a Time: … Continue reading

The Trouble with Tradition Three

Tradition

By  Svukic The following is the long form of Tradition Three as quoted in my copies of Alcoholics Anonymous (the volume that is reverentially and affectionately referred to as “The Big Book” by orthodox members of AA) and Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions (both published by Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, … Continue reading