Tagged: fellowship

A History

Introduction: Time to Rally

A few days ago I got an email from a woman, Emma. It was not at all an unusual email and followed a rather common motif. Emma had spent a bit of time reading...

sunflower

The “God” Word

An Atheist’s Experience in AA My name is Paul, and I am an alcoholic. I am an atheist. I believe there probably is no God. I cannot prove there is no God, because it...

Atheists Beings

Atheists and Agnostics Step Into The Light in AA

“The continuing use of the Lord’s Prayer in a group that tries to tell people it is ‘spiritual not religious’ is why words like ‘hypocrisy’ were invented.” By Dillon Murphy Published on October 16,...

Meeting

Choosing an AA Home Group

By Martine R. If I have indeed “come to believe” anything in my 14 years of sobriety, it is that attendance at AA meetings keeps me sober. Nothing else. For several excruciating years after...

Embrace

Embracing Our Pain Together

Chapter 28: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Alyssa S. I’m sitting here reflecting upon the day of St. Valentine. It is bitterly cold outside. It’s time in my recovery...

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...

Meeting

The Power is in the Process

Chapter 23: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA John C. I started drinking at 30 years old. This was because my father was an alcoholic. He was not a bar drinker,...

Internet

Technology and Recovery

By D.G. I was born and raised on a farm in rural Virginia, and many times have heard my parents and older members of my family and community recount tales of their daily lives...

Journey

My Journey in AA

Chapter 19: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Neil F. On the 12th of April 1986, I drove from Toronto to Montreal and spent the evening drinking with friends. The next...

The Fellowship and the Program

By JEB By the time I made it to my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, 35 years ago, I had fully conceded to my innermost self (quit lying to myself) that I am powerless over...

Cross on Mountain

God Problems

Chapter 12: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Betsy M. My father got sober in AA in 1952. He drove two hours round trip to the nearest city to attend the...

Why It Works

Why It Works

By Thomas B. Before I went to my first AA meetings, I was pretty sure I knew what AA was all about. I had seen a couple of old B&W movies, depicting AA as...

How It Works

A New “How It Works”

By John S. Writing the book Alcoholics Anonymous, what we today call the Big Book, was a moment of genius and creativity. I can just imagine the excitement in the room when Bill read...

Chess

A Magnificent Game Changer

Chapter 2 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Doris A. Like many, childhood was a fertile ground for becoming an alcoholic. My mother had very serious problems with alcohol, binge...