Tagged: recovery

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God: Three Years Later

By Jeffrey Munn I started writing Staying Sober Without God in May of 2018. My intention for writing the book was to put my interpretation of the 12 steps into an easy-to-understand, relatively brief...

Anonymity and Recovery Advocacy

By Ray B. MD Hi. I’m Ray, long-timer in addiction recovery and professional educator, disseminating information on the growing body of research evidence supporting recovery management, recovery-oriented care and peer-supported community recovery. I am...

Out of the Closet

By Lisa F. When I first came to AA in 2008, I was much too sick and scared to mind the God idea. Looking back, the AA in my small central California city was...

Take Three Degrees. Add Alcohol.

Chapter 16: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Martine R. The decision to stop drinking alcohol, once and for all, is one I shall never regret. I will soon celebrate 13...

Secular People in AA

By John S Back in December, I was contacted by a reporter who wanted me to help him with an article he was writing about secular people in AA. I don’t think he ever...

Sharing my Ramblings

By Russel S. My rock bottom was horrific and resulted in an attempt at suicide. Back then, I hated my life, I hated myself and I wanted to die but as it turns out,...

Modern 12 Step Recovery

A Review by John B. Maybe you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but Glenn Rader has shown us you can give an old program a new look. Using a friendly and factual...

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...

Songs about Recovery

By Roger C The road to recovery can be rough. The detox, the rehab… Even without those, the first few weeks and months without alcohol or drugs can be a challenge. But… Life in...

6 Ways to Create Meaning in Your Life

Published on The Fix What makes life meaningful? Knowing the answer can make a big difference in your personal fulfillment. At Sunshine Coast Health Centre in British Columbia, program director Geoff Thompson and his...

Songs about Addiction

By Roger C Are there any songs about alcoholism or addiction? You bet there are! If you missed last week’s article, and the song “Until You Try”, check it out: Sticking With It. Today...

My Diluted Emotions

Chapter 14: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Deirdre S. I drank for twenty years. Too many times I drank past my tolerance level and woke up shivering on some bathroom...

Sticking With It

By Stephanie S. I was not a “one hit wonder”, the term used for those who stop drinking after their first AA meeting. My road to recovery was more aptly summed up by the...