Why It Works

Why It Works

I want to acknowledge Jeb B. the curator of Denver, Colorado’s  Freethinkers in AA group, for the title of this article. While browsing his excellent website, which contains ample relevant information for atheists and agnostics who are successfully sober in AA, I clicked on a page entitled “Why It Works.” This is a … Continue reading

A New “How It Works”

How It Works

By John S. Writing the book Alcoholics Anonymous, what we today call the Big Book, was a moment of genius and creativity. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when Bill read the steps to the group for the first time, and what an interesting debate it must … Continue reading

A Magnificent Game Changer


Chapter 2 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Doris A. Like many, childhood was a fertile ground for becoming an alcoholic. My mother had very serious problems with alcohol, binge drinking though her pregnancies and a good part of my childhood. While there were interesting and … Continue reading

The Importance of Diversity

Unity in Diversity

We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful… The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. Bill Wilson, Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 17 By … Continue reading

A power greater than ourselves

Step 2

By Mykel P. The second step of AA reads as follows: “Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity”. Perhaps a sensible approach would be to break down the statement into its component molecules and to define key words in the understanding that this … Continue reading

Sponsorship in AA

Reaching Out

This article is dedicated to the memory of Ernie Kurtz, AA’s foremost historian, who was so pleased to include us WAAFTs as members of the Alcoholics Anonymous that he loved so dearly. He was a devoted friend to us and strove to include us as an integral part of AA’s … Continue reading

The First 164 Pages


By Bob C. My first sponsor, Rob, was getting the Saturday AA meeting ready by himself when I showed up there. It was my second meeting ever, the previous one being the same group, one week before. I was just thinking about how proud I was to have stayed sober … Continue reading