Category: History – Modern

The post-millennium history of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Ten Years Old!

The Growth of Secular AA By Roger C. Early History AA Agnostica was launched a decade ago! The website was created by me and another person on June 15, 2011. It was initially called...

Websites and The Growth of Secular AA

by bob k On May 31, 2011, Alcoholics Anonymous was dramatically altered, both in Toronto, Ontario and far beyond. In the short run, the changes produced were precisely as they had been intended to...

Anonymity and Recovery Advocacy

By Ray B. MD Hi. I’m Ray, long-timer in addiction recovery and professional educator, disseminating information on the growing body of research evidence supporting recovery management, recovery-oriented care and peer-supported community recovery. I am...

Out of the Closet

By Lisa F. When I first came to AA in 2008, I was much too sick and scared to mind the God idea. Looking back, the AA in my small central California city was...

Secular People in AA

By John S Back in December, I was contacted by a reporter who wanted me to help him with an article he was writing about secular people in AA. I don’t think he ever...

Sharing my Ramblings

By Russel S. My rock bottom was horrific and resulted in an attempt at suicide. Back then, I hated my life, I hated myself and I wanted to die but as it turns out,...

Five Years Old and Growing Stronger

Originally published in Our Primary Purpose, the newsletter of the Ottawa Area Intergroup Covid-19 helps Ottawa’s secular sobriety movement Little did Michel D know when he started Ottawa’s first secular AA group, in early...

America’s Favorite Poison

Whatever happened to the anti-alcohol movement? By Olga Khazan Posted on  January 14, 2020 on The Atlantic Occasionally, Elizabeth Bruenig unleashes a tweet for which she knows she’s sure to get dragged: She admits...