Category: Do Tell!

Chapters from the book, Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA

A Friend of Jim B.

Chapter 9: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Alex M. When I was a small boy the neighborhood kids would gather on weekends to play kickball. We would all line up...

A Programme of Honesty?

Chapter 8: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Suzanne M. My name is Suzanne. I am an atheist alcoholic. I came into AA at 54 years old – totally worn-down after...

The Beginning

Chapter 7: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Brent P. In returning to AA in 2010, broke and briefly homeless, I had already decided, before someone made the point by asking,...

Once a Sick Drug Addict

Chapter 6: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Patricia K. I crawled into AA as a sick drug addict. At that time 12 step programs for my drug of choice did...

Atheist in a Foxhole

Chapter 5: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Russ H. On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of July, 1995, I pulled into the cul-de-sac where I lived with my...

My Name is Marnin

Today we are sharing Chapter 21 of the book, Do Tell! Why? Simply because the author, Marnin, is celebrating 50 years of sobriety! He quit drinking on October 27, 1970. Congrats, Marnin! By Marnin...

Returning to My Spiritual Roots in Sobriety

Chapter 4 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Julie B. I’m an urban Aboriginal woman who was raised by a single mother of European descent. Although I did beadwork and occasionally...

I Lost My Faith and Happily So

Chapter 3 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By John S It’s hard to believe, but it was twenty-six years ago when I attended my first AA meeting, and fortunately I’ve...

A Magnificent Game Changer

Chapter 2 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Doris A. Like many, childhood was a fertile ground for becoming an alcoholic. My mother had very serious problems with alcohol, binge...

Carrying the Message to the Nonbeliever

Chapter 1 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Nell Z. “The first time I came into an AA meeting, I felt right at home.” I have heard this shared at...

Plant

Life on Life’s Terms

Chapter 30: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Frank M. I stood there on my front lawn in handcuffs, to this day I’m not sure why. I had swallowed about a...

Quad A

Take What You Need and Leave the Rest

Chapter 29: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Chuck K. I sobered up in the Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Chicago’s northwest side in June, 1982. Members of AA...

Embrace

Embracing Our Pain Together

Chapter 28: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Alyssa S. I’m sitting here reflecting upon the day of St. Valentine. It is bitterly cold outside. It’s time in my recovery...

AA

My Alcohol-Addicted Agnostic-Atheist Recovery Story

Chapter 27: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Thomas B. Hello, I’m Thomas B. and I’m primarily addicted to the liquid legal drug, ethanol, preferably Colt .45 – by the case...