We are pleased to share information about, and links to, the following websites:
A website which was launched in October 2015 is the wonderful AA Beyond Belief. It alternates written articles on Sundays with AA Agnostica. A truly important part of the site are the podcasts, conducted by John S. It will no doubt have hundreds of podcasts available on a wide variety of topics, all important to we secular members of AA.
Joe C, one of the founders of Beyond Belief, the first agnostic AA group in Canada, has his own website: Rebellion Dogs Publishing. The website offers readers very timely articles (and some music!) on the state of recovery in the twenty first Century. Joe, of course, is the author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life, a daily reflection book.
A website rich with information is Secular AA. It has a list of all of the secular AA meetings worldwide (and online). There is helpful advice on how to start a secular AA meeting. And there is info and links about the upcoming International Conference for Secular AA (ICSAA) and the regional roundups and conferences for secular AA.
William White Papers. Bill White is the former Director of the Research Division of the Chestnut Health Center which engaged in a “science based understanding” of addiction and recovery. The site contains some four hundred articles by him and provides support and insight for those interested in and celebrating the many paths of recovery.
12 Step Philosophy is a website created by the British Steve K., author of the 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous. The focus of the site of course is on Twelve Step recovery from a non-dogmatic, humanistic and spiritually open perspective. Steve has also written a number of engaging articles which are all available on the site.
There is a section of the Pagan Press website that has some fine insights and links, Alcoholism: Recovery without Religiosity. John L. has been clean and sober for 45 years now and has written some wonderful posts for AA Agnostica, including A Proposal to Eliminate the Lord’s Prayer from AA Meetings. His Freethinkers version of the 12 Steps are also featured on the website.
The Fix offers up to date news about recovery (or the search for it) for pretty much everything that is called “addiction” these days… It does not “hold back” on engaging in issues that may be deemed controversial. One finds issues raised that are often only whispered about among friends in the rooms of traditional groups like 12 Step meetings. (My 10 Favourite Recovery Websites)
The Buddhist Recovery Network “supports the use of Buddhist teachings, traditions and practices to help people recover from the suffering caused by addictive behaviors… Respectful of all recovery paths, the organization promotes mindfulness and meditation, and is grounded in Buddhist principles of non-harming, compassion and interdependence.”
Jeanine Bassett began writing a weekly blog in 2016 on the joys and challenges of long term recovery. You can find that right here: Sober Long Time. She has also written a workbook for those in long term sobriety. You can also find that on her website and there is a review of it here: Sober Long Time – Now What?