Category: History – Modern

The post-millennium history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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...

ICSAA Toronto Featured

The 2018 International Conference of Secular AA

By Carolyn B. I am a relative newcomer to Secular AA (just over one year) and on attending the International Conference of Secular AA in downtown Toronto at the Marriott Hotel this past weekend...

Keystone Featured

Manitoba Keystone Conference

 2018 AA Keystone Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba October 26 & 27, 2018 By Cathy M. Members of the Winnipeg secular AA group, Beyond Belief, heard that the organizing committee for the annual Manitoba Keystone Conference...

Trauma

Trauma and Addiction are Indisputably Linked

By David B. Bohl Originally posted on July 16, 2018 on David B. Bohl Parallel Universes I don’t know a lot of people with addiction whose stories don’t include the kind of experiences that...

ICSAA Toronto

2018 ICSAA Toronto Conference

 By Thomas B. The third biennial conference of Secular AA (ICSAA 2018), with a theme of Inclusion and Diversity, will take place in Toronto, ON from August 24th through August 26th. The Conference will...

Everyone's an addict

Everyone’s an Addict

By Vince Hawkins My latest book, Everyone’s an Addict, is many things. It might be seen as a good cop/bad cop approach to treating addiction in the sense that it is spiritual and comforting...

Les Libres Penseurs

La nécessité de groupes AA laïques au Québec

Le recours à la croyance en une Puissance supérieure est-il la seule voie de rétablissement chez les Alcooliques Anonymes ? Par Guy F Saint-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada Introduction Bonjour, mon nom est Guy F., je...

AA Areas in Canada

The First Secular AA Meeting in Canada

By Michael D. Around 2 or 3 am the morning of my 37th birthday – January 20, 1979 – I was in a serious car accident. Like many other alcoholics, I had reached a...