Moments of Clarity


By life-j I’ve always loved hearing stories where people talk about their moment of clarity. That’s where recovery begins. A friend talked about how he was on a thousand mile drunken trip with a few cases of beer behind the passenger seat, and halfway to his destination he … Continue reading

The Wave of Religiosity


By Witek D. A few years ago, at the AA Convention in Texas, I talked to a lady from New York, who was a member of the GSO staff. She knew about the rapid growth of AA in Poland (we have 2700 groups) and told me that, in … Continue reading

One Big Tent

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Review by Thomas B. A most auspicious event took place during the opening Panel of the recent third Biennial International Secular AA Conference that took place during August 24 through 26 in Toronto, Canada — Jon W, Senior Editor of The AA Grapevine, announced the publication this month … Continue reading

Recovery Capital

Recovery Capital

A longer version of this article was originally published August 28, 2017, on the Cedars at Cobble Hill Addiction Treatment Centre Recovery Capital is a concept that’s changing the recovery landscape across Canada. Until now, research in the field of substance abuse has been mostly focused on the pathology … Continue reading

The Talking Cure in Recovery

Originally published in DARA, a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Thailand A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved A popular proverb claims that a problem shared is a problem halved. There is good evidence to suggest that talking about worries and concerns can be highly beneficial for the … Continue reading

Manitoba Keystone Conference

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 2018 AA Keystone Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba October 26 & 27, 2018 By Cathy M. Members of the Winnipeg secular AA group, Beyond Belief, heard that the organizing committee for the annual Manitoba Keystone Conference was looking at new ideas for the 2018 conference. Bingo! We got a package … Continue reading