Staying sober without keeping the faith

Sober agnostics

On Tuesday, by a two-thirds majority, the Greater Vancouver Intergroup Society voted to “list all groups that wish to be listed”. This is, after almost three and a half years, a reversal of its decision towards the end of 2013 not to list agnostic and atheist groups.  Bravo GVIS for … Continue reading

My Name is Charlie Polacheck


By Nick H. Hello my name is Nick and I’m an alcoholic. I’ve been sober since February 15, 1991. I had the privilege of knowing Charlie Polacheck in the last 12 years of his life when he moved to Austin to be with his three sons who had serendipitously moved … Continue reading

Once a Sick Drug Addict

woman lying on ground

Chapter 6: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Patricia K. I crawled into AA as a sick drug addict. At that time 12 step programs for my drug of choice did not exist in my area. It took me a number of years of sitting in the … Continue reading

Listening for the Reality


This article was printed in the AA Grapevine in 1991. That’s a long time ago, and yet it still resonates today. That definitely makes it a sign of an unresolved problem within our Fellowship. By Anonymous When the twelfth stepper who took me to my first meeting arrived, I told her … Continue reading

An Atheists Unofficial Guide to AA

An Atheists Unofficial Guide

By Vince H. I am an atheist alcoholic who believes that many people who could be saved from drink by AA do not embrace the fellowship because they are put off by a higher power understood as “God.” I have written a book which tweaks the Steps and demonstrates that … Continue reading