Slaying The Dragon

Slaying The Dragon

Reviewed by bob k. Those among us having a fondness for history are accustomed to being transported to the past, and Mr. White does this deliciously in the second edition of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, beginning with a sojourn to Colonial America to meet Dr. … Continue reading

Recovery Capital

Recovery Capital

Nourishing and Toxic Attitudes in Recovery By Allen Berger, Ph.D. © 2014 Recovery capital is a relatively new concept in the field of recovery. Our recovery capital is determined by the number of external and internal assets that we have which support recovery. External assets are things like having a … Continue reading

Step 5

Step 5

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 4, was posted on May 28, 2014, and subsequent chapters dealing with each of the twelve Steps will be posted on AA Agnostica on the last Wednesday of each month ending in December, 2014. The book, originally … Continue reading

In the name of God

Name of God

By John F. In many groups, AA groups or otherwise, the vocal minority often trumps and drowns out the more passive majority, particularly when a good portion of that majority is comprised of folks whose serenity has brought them to the point described on page 84 of the Big Book, … Continue reading

Three years old!

Fireworks

By Roger C. AA Agnostica is – on this day, June 15, 2014 – three years old! It has been, in so very many ways, a remarkable year. The keyword that jumps to mind to describe the past twelve months is “growth.” So: let’s have a look at what has … Continue reading

My Last Traditional AA Meeting

Walking away

By Sher G. This story actually starts a bit before my final traditional AA meeting. The single most compelling thing for me when I started going to AA was when faces started to look familiar, and even more compelling was when some of those faces recognized mine and greeted me with … Continue reading