Category: History – Modern

AA Book

Critique of Chapter 8 – To Wives

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...

Gateway

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...

Elevated Hands

Survey Results – Literature for We Agnostics?

By Roger C Introduction  Should it re-publish “The ‘God” Word” (it has the permission of AA in Britain) here in North America? Should it develop its own pamphlet for and by non-theists in AA?...

Wing

The Secular Wing of AA

By Bill White Originally published on March 2, 2018 on The Selected Papers of William L. White AA is so decentralized that in a very real sense, there really is no such single entity...

Road to recovery

Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada

Without sobriety, I have zero quality of life. I became a liability to society. I now love myself and have compassion for others. I’m honest and dependable. I respect myself and am respected. I...

Karma

The Karma of Recovery

By Bill White Originally published on December 8, 2017 on Selected Papers of William L. White The concept of karma holds that one’s fate in this life or future lives is not a random...

FAQ

How to Start A Secular AA Meeting – FAQ

 Frequently Asked Questions  By Roger C. Those who choose to start a secular AA meeting have to make a few decisions. Some of these are the same decisions as those faced by any AA...

People

Standing on the shoulders of giants?

By life-j Isaac Newton said “If I can see farther, it is because I’m standing on the shoulders of giants”. I want to look at whether that’s the case with us in AA, too....

Arizona

Arizona Secular AA Conference

By Dave H. Scottsdale, Arizona The second biennial Arizona Secular AA Conference will be held Saturday December 9, 2017 in Tempe, Arizona. Here’s how it all got started. There is something about being in...

Anonymity

Let’s Open Up About Addiction and Recovery

By Laura Hilgersnov Originally published on November 4, 2017 in the New York Times San Anselmo, Calif. — Fay Zenoff recently met a friend for dinner at a sushi restaurant in Sausalito, Calif. After...