My Name is Charlie Polacheck


By Nick H. Hello my name is Nick and I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been sober since February 15, 1991. I had the privilege of knowing Charlie Polacheck in the last 12 years of his life when he moved to Austin to be with his three sons who had serendipitously moved … Continue reading

Quad A


This was the first of three main talks at a workshop on the history of secular AA at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention in Austin, Texas, in November 2016. By Chuck K. I am Chuck K. I’m from Chicago. I had my last drink June 3rd, … Continue reading

Secular groups fight exclusion from AA

Alcoholics Anonymous’ religious undertone is under fire in Canada, where an atheist lodged a human rights complaint and secular groups have been delisted By Ashifa Kassam in Toronto Published on November 8, 2016 in The Guardian The Almighty plays a central part in the hallowed 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. … Continue reading

The “God” Word


An Atheist’s Experience in AA My name is Paul, and I am an alcoholic. I am an atheist. I believe there probably is no God. I cannot prove there is no God, because it is impossible to prove a negative statement like that. I have been an atheist since long … Continue reading