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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...

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...

A Long Time Love Affair

By Georgina, The first time I met you, you had me crawl into the rotting trunk of an old tree at Rattlesnake Point. We had gone there with other teens who long left our...

The Role of the Secular AA Board

By Sam E Secular AA Member and Secular AA Inc. Board Chair Mandate and Purpose The mandate (purpose(s) and goal(s)) of the Board is to carry out our mission and vision: Mission Statement:  “Our...

Humanly Possible – Stories of Secular Recovery

In LifeRing, the recovering person — that miraculous, precious, capable human being — is considered the protagonist of their own recovery. Review by life-j LifeRing just put out a new book, Humanly Possible, so...

John’s Recovery: Step One

AA Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. My Step 1: Came to the realization that alcohol consumption had severely impeded my ability to accomplish every one...

An Inspiring SOAAR

By John S On September 7, 2019, I attended the second biennial Secular Ontario AA Roundup (SOAAR) held at the First Unitarian Church in Hamilton. Having now been home for a week, I’ve had...