Tagged: Alcoholics Anonymous

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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....

Chapter 15: Austin Convention

Chapter 15: Austin Convention

by life-j I missed out on the Santa Monica Convention, and I almost didn’t make this one either, but the tooth fairy came through at the last moment. And now I’m really stoked. I...

We Agnostics

Critique of Chapter 4 – We Agnostics

By Paul W. Allow me to set the stage, so to speak. I love Alcoholics Anonymous. I want AA to succeed and to continue its good work. I know that the secular AA groups...

In Crowd

The Search for Self-Esteem

By Bob K One needs to be a certain age, I expect, to be familiar with the 1964 Dobie Gray classic The “In” Crowd. Perhaps younger folks have heard it on the oldies station....

New York City

The first agnostic AA meetings in New York

This was the third of three main talks at a workshop on the history of secular AA at the We Agnostics, Atheists and Freethinkers International AA Convention in Austin, Texas, in November 2016. By...

Quad A

Take What You Need and Leave the Rest

Chapter 29: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Chuck K. I sobered up in the Care Unit at St. Elizabeth Hospital on Chicago’s northwest side in June, 1982. Members of AA...

Activism

An Activist in Sobriety

Chapter 25: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA John L. Some alcoholics are born that way – periodic drunks, who can stay away from a drink for a long time, but...

Microphone

Record Your Experience, Strength and Hope

By Steven W. A couple of months ago I listened with great enjoyment and gratitude to Eric C’s audio qualification posted on  AA Agnostica, and I enjoyed it so much that I listened a second...

Dr Bob

Dr. Bob – Part Two (Akron-Style AA)

From his last drink in June, 1935, AA became the centerpiece of Dr. Bob’s life… (He) worked with Sister Ignatia… to treat thousands of alcoholics, who were then channeled into AA. He provided all...

164-pages

The First 164 Pages

By Bob C. My first sponsor, Rob, was getting the Saturday AA meeting ready by himself when I showed up there. It was my second meeting ever, the previous one being the same group,...

Step 11

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was originally written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and published in 1991. As valuable today as...

Many Paths

We Agnostics and Atheists AA Convention – Day 3

Day 3 was the busy and energizing last day of the We Agnostics, Atheists and Free Thinkers (WAAFT) International Alcoholics Anonymous Convention (IAAC). To begin with, attendance had grown to almost three hundred women and men. And, besides more...