AA Agnostica Blog

Must one attend meetings forever?

By Zarina Macha When we come into AA, we are broken; emotionally, physically, spiritually. Suddenly, these doors open, filled with possibilities, and people welcome you with open arms. Things you once suspected about yourself...

John’s Recovery: Step Five

AA Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. My Step 5: To maintain my commitment to honesty and humility I’ll share my inventory...

WRITING  the  BIG BOOK: The Creation of AA

Bill Wilson, the man who contributed more “factual” information than anyone else to the traditional story of AA, was by far the worst offender when it came to accuracy regarding that early history… Wilson’s...

Step Four

John’s Recovery: Step Four

AA Step 4: Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. My Step 4: Conduct an honest evaluation of my past life in order to identify harms done, personal faults that need to...

12 Smart Things

Emotional Sobriety

Review by Archer Voxx During the past few years, one of the areas I have focused my personal recovery on is emotional sobriety. It is a subject that I am passionate about. The book...

Universe

Recovery in AA Need Not Be “Yahweh or the Highway”

By Charles Troe Author of We Are That We Are We Are That We Are, Theism, Spiritualism, Naturalism and a Path to Spiritual Existentialism is a largely autobiographical book. It is not, however, a...

AA Needs to Grow Up

An adapted Buddhist quote: “I do not see any other factor that is as helpful to sobriety as this: good friendship.” By Maureen H The chairperson at the “As Bill Sees It” AA meeting...

Step Three

John’s Recovery: Step Three

AA Step 3: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to God as we understood Him. My Step 3: Made a commitment to seek, seriously consider, and when appropriate, act...

My New Home in Alcoholics Anonymous

By Diane I I never intended or wanted to be an alcoholic or even a person who drank too much. I was actually afraid of alcohol in high school and didn’t start to drink...

John’s Recovery: Step Two

AA Step 2:  Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. My Step 2:  Came to the realization I needed to accept guidance from others in order for...