Category: Do Tell!

Woman on Path

Take Three Degrees. Add Alcohol.

Chapter 16: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Martine R. The decision to stop drinking alcohol, once and for all, is one I shall never regret. I will soon celebrate 13...

A New Man

A New Man

Chapter 15: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA David B. Coming to: What happened? Where am I? Who am I? Most alcoholics are familiar with this feeling: an abyss of loss...

Butterfly

Diluted Emotions

Chapter 14: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Deirdre S. I drank for twenty years. Too many times I drank past my tolerance level and woke up shivering on some bathroom...

Walk Away

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...

Cross on Mountain

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...

Self Pity

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...

Walking away I

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...

Burwell

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...

Honesty

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...

AA Evidence 750

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,...

woman lying on ground

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...

Eternal Man

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...

Deer

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...

700 Club

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...