AA Agnostica Blog

What If We Built It… And No One Came?

By bob k There are some parallels existing between the LGBTQ+ and the secular communities in Alcoholics Anonymous. Both are outliers in a sense, or in multiple senses perhaps. Many in the traditional recovery...

Acknowledge Your Reality

By David Bohl The stoic philosophers predated the Serenity Prayer by hundreds of years with what has been adapted in English as the IDEA method. This is a method that employs wisdom and decision-making...

Sober a Long Time – Now What?

By Jeanine Bassett A few years ago, I perused the literature table at a local AA conference (HOWL in Hood River, Oregon).  Noting the daily meditation books, many of which I’d been reading for...

The Underground Railroad

By bob k. My father Maury was of the World War II generation. Luckily for me, his military service did not take him outside of Canada, as many who crossed the ocean did not...

Alcoholism vs. Addiction

How much do alcoholics and drug addicts really have in common? Our experts explain the similarities as well as the differences. By Kristen McGuiness Originally published on The Fix “When I first got sober,...

The AA Canon

We have to live today by what truth we can get today, and be ready tomorrow to call it falsehood. William James* By Dean W When I was a much younger man I served...

Why is the Big Book Sacred?

Sacred: Connected with God (or the gods) or dedicated to a religious purpose or deserving veneration. Cui Bono (to whom is it a benefit?) By Paul W. Prelude The Big Book, which is  the...

Secularization and AA

By Dean W In my recent essay, Religion and AA, I used William E. Paden’s book Religious Worlds: A Comparative Study of Religion (1988) to show that despite the common claim that AA is...

AA Meeting Guide

By Roger C Want to find an AA meeting? Want to find a secular AA meeting? Well, it’s easy these days. You can find them on your mobile device. All you have to do...