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Sticking With It

By Stephanie S. I was not a “one hit wonder”, the term used for those who stop drinking after their first AA meeting. My road to recovery was more aptly summed up by the...

Steps For Life – Not Just Recovery

By John B Many sources enumerate steps pertaining to correct living; some might call them rules, commands, or some may just see them as suggestions. The Bible has the Ten Commandments. In his book,...

Another Apostate in Sobriety

Chapter 13: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Kit G. Apostate: Noun, a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle. Synonyms: dissenter, defector, deserter, traitor, backslider, turncoat. Looking...

Five Years Old and Growing Stronger

Originally published in Our Primary Purpose, the newsletter of the Ottawa Area Intergroup Covid-19 helps Ottawa’s secular sobriety movement Little did Michel D know when he started Ottawa’s first secular AA group, in early...

God Problems

Chapter 12: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Betsy M. My father got sober in AA in 1952. He drove two hours round trip to the nearest city to attend the...

Spirituality as I Understand It

Chapter 11: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Gabe S. I showed signs of what I think of as “spiritual malady” from as far back as I can remember. As a...

MY program, not THE program

By Russel S In 1957, in Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, Bill Wilson wrote: “The A.A.’s Steps are SUGGESTIONS [emphasis added] only. A belief in them as they stand is not at all a...

My Name is Joan

Chapter 10: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Joan C. My name is Joan and I am an alcoholic. I am an agnostic and my home group is “We Agnostics” on...

Pathways to Recovery and Desistance

Scientific study from a book about Recovery Pathways: Measurable factors that can improve or impede our outcome rates Review by Joe C. David Best’s Pathways to Recovery and Desistance: The role of the social...