Category: History – Modern

The post-millennium history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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...

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...