Al-Anon Agnostica

Anon

By Lisa M. Hi, my name is Lisa and I am not an alcoholic. I am, however, the daughter, the ex-wife and the mother of alcoholics. I was raised in a house with a father who drank. No surprise, my first husband also drank. I had accepted drinking excessively as the … Continue reading

Step 12 and How to Work a Program

Step 12

This is two chapters from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery: Step 12 and How to Work a Program. The previous chapter, Step 11, was posted on November 26, 2014. This will be the last serial post from this book. The book, originally published in 1991 and … Continue reading

AA as “stealth Buddhism”

buddha wallpaper

By Thom L I’ve sometime heard at meetings in western Massachusetts that AA is “stealth Buddhism”. I like to think of the historical Buddha as one of the first addictions counselors. He observed that the “dissatisfaction / anguish” we all experience in life is a result of our cravings, and … Continue reading

Step 11

Step 11

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 10, was posted on October 29, 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

The Atheist Embedded

Adam Chapter 2

This is the second chapter of the book: Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist’s Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous by Adam N. We will post subsequent chapters on AA Agnostica on the middle Wednesday of each month.  The flower photos are all by Adam as well. Common Sense Recovery has been published … Continue reading

Step 10

Step 10

This is a chapter from the book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. The previous chapter, Step 8 & 9, was posted on September 24, 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 … Continue reading