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

Admitting Defeat and Acceptance


Admitting Defeat By Don B. I was guided into AA in 1981 by my higher power, whom I refer to as “Linda”, my wife. After watching a soap opera devoted to alcoholics and AA, she concluded that I was one of them. Since her ultimatums were not to my liking, … Continue reading

A Holy Terror of an Alcoholic

Woman Alcoholic

Chapter 26: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Cheryl K. A short-lived, yet holy terror of an alcoholic ride commenced when I was arrested, handcuffed, and escorted from High School on charges of possession with intent to distribute. I was fifteen years old. By my senior year, … Continue reading

In Memory of Denis

Denis Featured II

By Dan V. Today I write with a heavy heart and with great sadness about a man whose name is Denis Kilborn. On April 1, 2016, he passed away from cancer complications. His sobriety date was April 28, 1975. He was introduced to AA in Toronto, Ontario, and it was … Continue reading

AA, Alcoholism and Medical Science


AA never really opened up a channel for two way communication with the medical community. By Brent P. Who Me? My name is Brent and I’m an alcoholic, crack addict and opioid addict. So, in a nutshell, nobody special. But in qualifying as an alcoholic and addict (one in the … Continue reading