Author: Chris G

Willenbring

Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

Foreword by Chris G: This article describes Dr. Willenbring’s history of research, and the clinic he has set up to provide treatment based on the best scientific evidence available – something typically ignored by...

Free Captives

Relevant Quotes for Secular AA

Our book is meant to be suggestive only. We realize we know only a little. Alcoholics Anonymous, Page 164, 1939 The spiritual life is by no means a Christian monopoly… Consider the eight-part program...

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Identification

This is the first article submitted for The Practical Book and posted on AA Agnostica for feedback (comments) from you, our readers. It has many of the qualities we are looking for in these submissions....

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God of Coincidence

I cannot conceive of a God who rewards and punishes his creatures, or has a will of the kind that we experience in ourselves. Neither can I nor would I want to conceive of...

Jellinek

The Jellinek Curve

By life-j. E. M. Jellinek (“Bunky”) is among other things said to be the father of the “Jellinek Curve” which we saw here at AA Agnostica a while back. He was also one of...

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Record Your Experience, Strength and Hope

By Steven W. A couple of months ago I listened with great enjoyment and gratitude to Eric C’s audio qualification posted on  AA Agnostica, and I enjoyed it so much that I listened a second...

Common Sense Recovery

Common Sense Recovery

Foreword to Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist’s Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous, Second Edition By Reverend Ward Ewing From the beginning there has been tension around theism in AA. The connection with the Oxford Group...

Step 12

Step 12 and How to Work a Program

This is two chapters from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today...

Spiritual Caulk and the Courage to Change

These are the third and fourth chapters of the book: Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist’s Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous by Adam N. Spiritual Caulk and the Great Puppeteer in the Sky One of the...

Step 11

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today as...

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Practising Virtue and 12 Step Recovery

By Steve K. Introduction My goal in writing this essay is to demonstrate how practising virtue – defined as a trait or quality of character considered to be morally good or desirable – is...

The Atheist Embedded

This is the second chapter of the book: Common Sense Recovery: An Atheist’s Guide to Alcoholics Anonymous by Adam N. We will post subsequent chapters on AA Agnostica on the middle Wednesday of each...

Step 10

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today as...