Tagged: recovery

I Lost My Faith and Happily So

Chapter 3 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By John S It’s hard to believe, but it was twenty-six years ago when I attended my first AA meeting, and fortunately I’ve...

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...

The Big Book: An Updated Chapter 4

What if the fourth chapter of the Big Book, “We Agnostics”, had actually been written by atheists and agnostics? By John S Originally published in September, 2014 on Secular AA Kansas City Introduction I...

Carrying the Message to the Nonbeliever

Chapter 1 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA By Nell Z. “The first time I came into an AA meeting, I felt right at home.” I have heard this shared at...

Recognizing 15 Years of Sobriety

By David Bohl Originally Posted on the author’s website on August 22, 2020 Today I celebrate an anniversary of 15 years of sobriety from alcohol. I cannot state any revelations at this milestone, except...

What is a person’s best self?

By Lisa M. Najavits, PhD What is a person’s best self? There are different possible versions of you, and life experiences can bring out better or worse versions. Addiction brings out worse versions. So...

The Labyrinth Facilitator

The Labyrinth represents a life’s journey. When I walked a labyrinth for the first time, I realized that I wasn’t lost, I had made no mistakes, for a labyrinth has no dead ends, just...

11 Benefits Of Being Sober

Originally posted on I Am Sober Being drunk is great. There are all those late nights and early hangovers; egregious texts to friends and former lovers; citations and fees for various acts of indecency;...

How It Works Without A God

By John B Can a drunk expect happiness to emerge from recovery? My answer would have been a resounding YES as I floated out of a 12 step oriented treatment episode on a pink...