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My experience with the AA God

By Gisele B. Hello, my name is Gisele, 61 years old, living in Canada, the province of Quebec. I have been a member of AA since 1992. I came to  Alcoholics Anonymous because I...

Everyone's an addict

Everyone’s an Addict

By Vince Hawkins My latest book, Everyone’s an Addict, is many things. It might be seen as a good cop/bad cop approach to treating addiction in the sense that it is spiritual and comforting...

Alcoholic Woman

Ann’s Story

Chapter 18: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Ann M. Already in kindergarten I felt different from others. I often felt ashamed and that I couldn’t do things right. I mostly...

Two people

Identification

This is the first article submitted for The Practical Book and posted on AA Agnostica for feedback (comments) from you, our readers. It has many of the qualities we are looking for in these submissions....

AA Evidence 750

The Beginning

Chapter 7: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Brent P. In returning to AA In 2010, broke and briefly homeless, I had already decided, before someone made the point by asking,...

Sunflowers at Sunset

The Steps Cafeteria-Style

“The 12 Steps are so formed and presented that an alcoholic can either ignore them completely, take them cafeteria-style, or embrace them wholeheartedly.” (from the Conference-approved pamphlet, A Member’s Eye View of Alcoholics Anonymous)...

Lillian

Living with Lillian

Living with Lillian: A reader’s look at a pioneering book in secular recovery by Joe C. Supposedly, belief in God is not required to join AA, and one might even get sober, but according...

How not 2 Guide

How Not 2 Guide

Introduction It’s nearly three years since Brent P. finally got clean and sober. I say finally because he was first introduced to AA thirty years ago. Back then he went to meetings believing AA...

Stormy Seas

My Name is Marnin

By Marnin M. My name is Marnin and I’m an alcoholic and an agnostic/atheist. Marnin is Hebrew for he who brings joy, a singer of songs. In  my youth I was embarrassed to have...