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AA Meeting Guide

By Roger C Want to find an AA meeting? Want to find a secular AA meeting? Well, it’s easy these days. You can find them on your mobile device. All you have to do...

From 0 to 20 Secular AA Groups in Ontario

By Roger C Toronto’s Beyond Belief Agnostics & Freethinkers is the oldest and still active secular AA group in Canada. It held its first meeting on September 24th, 2009 at the Ontario Institute of...

Must one attend meetings forever?

By Zarina Macha When we come into AA, we are broken; emotionally, physically, spiritually. Suddenly, these doors open, filled with possibilities, and people welcome you with open arms. Things you once suspected about yourself...

The Five Keys

The Five Keys – 12 Step Recovery Without A God

This article is a question and answer session between Roger C. of AA Agnostica and Archer Voxx, author of The Five Keys – 12 Step Recovery Without A God and Alcoholics Anonymous – Universal...

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My AA Story

By Alex M. Growing up as an only child in an alcoholic family was the perfect incubator for an isolated, selfish, self-centered life. My father shared his alcoholism with his mother, and with many...

Chapter 4: Early History

Chicago It all began, ironically enough, in a church, the Unitarian Universalist Church. And it was started by a guy by the name of Wilson, but not Bill, Don Wilson. Don was a member...

Toronto's City Hall

Beyond Belief Agnostics and Freethinkers

In January of this year the discrimination against agnostic groups by Intergroup in the Toronto area ended as a result of a settlement mediated by the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. In the very next...

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...

Storm

Utter Desperation

Chapter 24: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Alice B. Nothing could have brought me to Alcoholics Anonymous other than utter desperation and the lack of any viable alternative. I started...

Fitting In

Fitting in rather than out

By Lance B. Me in AA Over 32 years of AA meetings in a small western city, I have seen many new potential members arrive at our group. Usually they were scared and tentative,...

Different Road

A Different Road

This article was first published in the Chicago Tribune twenty-one years ago, on February 22, 1995. It reports on alcoholics in AA celebrating – “the drunks are having a party” – the twentieth anniversary of the founding...

Onwards

Don’t drink and go to meetings

By Russ H. When I walked into my first AA meeting I had no idea what to expect. I knew nothing about the AA program of recovery. I certainly made no assumption that I...

A New Man

A New Man

Chapter 15: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA David B. Coming to: What happened? Where am I? Who am I? Most alcoholics are familiar with this feeling: an abyss of loss...