Category: History – Modern

The post-millennium history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The Secular Ontario AA Roundup

Register now! And come with a carpool of friends! By Roger C The second SOAAR will be held in Hamilton. SOAAR? What the heck is that? It stands for Secular Ontario Alcoholics Anonymous Roundup....

Many Paths

Evolution of a Secular Meeting

By Ralph B. History The Many Paths to Spirituality meeting was started on Sunday August 28, 2016, in Langley, British Columbia. It was launched by me and Lorrie K. I had picked up a...

Our Great Responsibility

“How much and how often did we fail?” By Roger C. Bill W spoke at the General Service Conference held in New York City in April, 1965. The Conference theme was “Responsibility To Those...

The Purpose of AA Agnostica

By Roger C This week AA Agnostica turned into an eight year old website! And a dynamic and busy site it truly is: in all, counting today’s post, 522 articles have been published. That’s...

SOAAR 2019

Secular Ontario AA Roundup

SOAAR 2019 WIDENING THE GATEWAY By Murray J. What is SOAAR 2019 you might ask? And what is “Widening The Gateway?” They are the Secular Ontario AA Roundup and the theme for the event....

We Are Diversity

We Are Diversity

Being a part of the LGBTQ+ family, we face many unique and distinct challenges. Our rates of drug addiction are estimated to be somewhere in the neighbourhood of 20-30%, versus 5-10% for the general...

Man on Bed

AA Hospital and Institution Conferences

By Roger C Purpose The purpose of the Hospital and Institution Committee of Alcoholics Anonymous is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined. Institutions are places where men...

What is AA?

What is AA?

By Roger C. Let’s go simple with the answer to this question. Fellowship We can start with the first sentence of the AA Preamble published in 1947 in the Grapevine magazine: Alcoholics Anonymous is...

Box 459

The Only Requirement…

… for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. This is perhaps one of the most inclusive statements ever made by an organization — and one that is lifesaving for alcoholics caught in...

The Safest Level of Alcohol Consumption is None

By Joel Achenbach Originally posted on August 23, 2018 in The Washington Post To minimize health risks, the optimal amount of alcohol someone should consume is none. That’s the simple, surprising conclusion of a...

Secular AA

The ‘Secular AA’ Movement

In this blog post, Zachary Munro discusses the development of a non-religious recovery culture in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and how groups like Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), and LifeRing Secular Recovery are renegotiating their...

Poland

The Wave of Religiosity

By Witek D. A few years ago, at the AA Convention in Texas, I talked to a lady from New York, who was a member of the GSO staff. She knew about the rapid...