Each Breath a Gift – Review

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By Jan A. Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question. ~ ee cummings The first quote is used as the tag line after Thomas’ signature in his emails. I always want to respond with Rilke’s quote, but it’s not as pithy. It’s the difference between poetry and prose. I … Continue reading

A Secular Sobriety – Review

A Secular Sobriety

“Here is what I think it might have looked like if it were written in a secular manner with the sole intention of promoting sobriety and not religious conversion.” Dale K. (Page 44)  By Thomas B. With a stunning leap of areligious imagination, Dale K., author of A Secular Sobriety … Continue reading

Buddhist Recovery Summit

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The Buddhist Recovery movement is based on using the Dharma to overcome the suffering arising from addiction. By Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) and the Northwest Dharma Association (NWDA) are sponsoring the 2017 Buddhist Recovery Summit. George Johns, President of BRN, and George Draffan, Executive Director of … Continue reading

4 Ways Atheists and Agnostics Recover

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By Kelly Fitzgerald Originally published on July 24, 2017 in The Recovery Village A common question among those trying to get sober, and those who are foreign to addiction and recovery is, how do atheists and agnostics recover? It’s often thought that sobriety is equivalent with the 12 steps and … Continue reading

Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment

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Editor’s Note: For decades, brain chemistry has been a growing field of knowledge on many fronts, including addiction treatment. Early work with psychedelics for addiction treatment in the 1950’s and 60’s – in which Bill Wilson took part – was brutally truncated by the War on Drugs, even though it … Continue reading

One Bite at a Time

Elephant

By JHG Recovering alcoholics are famous for theatrical displays that amount to pole-vaulting over mouse droppings. It’s an entertaining but otherwise pointless spectacle. While staying sober can require tremendous amounts of courage and commitment, most of what it takes is reminiscent of a quote frequently cited in self-help literature: “The … Continue reading

Bill Wilson, Always A Seeker

Bill Wilson Featured

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. Big Book, page 164  Research has already come up with significant and helpful findings. And research will do far more. Bill’s speech at the 1965 General Service Conference By Thomas B. Introduction There have been … Continue reading

Embracing Our Pain Together

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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