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John’s Recovery: Step One

AA Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable. My Step 1: Came to the realization that alcohol consumption had severely impeded my ability to accomplish every one...

An Inspiring SOAAR

By John S On September 7, 2019, I attended the second biennial Secular Ontario AA Roundup (SOAAR) held at the First Unitarian Church in Hamilton. Having now been home for a week, I’ve had...

Staying Sober Without God

Recovering Without God

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Three: Recovering Without God What is Recovery? Before we start getting into the secular approach to recovery, it’s probably a good idea to talk about what the term “recovery”...

The Common Sense of Drinking and Alcoholics Anonymous

An alcoholic should always realize that he himself does the actual work which produces the actual cure… The Common Sense of Drinking By Charlie M. I find it unlikely that Bill Wilson or other...

God or no God in AA?

We have an intriguing – and important – survey for you today. It has been put together by our friend, Zach, who has created this survey – about religion and AA – as part...

Why Bill W. Wrote the 12 Steps Twice

By Susan Cheever Originally posted on April 16, 2012 on The Fix The AA founder penned two versions of the 12 Steps, separated by 15 years and a lifetime of troubles. Their differences will...

The Secular Ontario AA Roundup

Register now! And come with a carpool of friends! By Roger C The second SOAAR will be held in Hamilton. SOAAR? What the heck is that? It stands for Secular Ontario Alcoholics Anonymous Roundup....

Dr Wilson and Mr Hide

By life-j Biographies of Bill Wilson, while not telling us anything which is actually untrue, do tend to look mostly at the Saint Bill, “plus a few problems too hard to overlook”, such as...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God – What is Addiction?

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Two: What is Addiction? Some folk in recovery will have you believe that addiction is a relatively simple thing. It is sometimes referred to as a “two-fold disease,” being...