2018 ICSAA Toronto Conference

ICSAA Toronto

 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 take place at the Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel at Bay and Dundas Street. During … Continue reading

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 on one hand, yet very real – like a tough sponsor – on the other. It … Continue reading

La nécessité de groupes AA laïques au Québec

Les Libres Penseurs

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 suis un alcoolique et je suis également humaniste scientifique et athée. Après plus de 25 années … Continue reading

Critique of Chapter 8 – To Wives

AA Book

By Clara M. Intro Even Big Book Thumpers have a rough time with “To Wives.” In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, chapter 8 may be the least-thumped, and most skipped, so my first impulse in this critique was to turn the worst bits into Internet memes and declare myself … Continue reading

Blowing the Gate Away


By Tom L. The gates restricting access into AA are being essentially blown away with explosions in recent years of secular literature, meetings, websites and conferences. Detonations in North America and beyond make this evident as a real movement, a movement that may save AA as a still-viable recovery program … Continue reading