Tagged: recovery

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...

Another Apostate in Sobriety

Chapter 13: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Kit G. Apostate: Noun, a person who renounces a religious or political belief or principle. Synonyms: dissenter, defector, deserter, traitor, backslider, turncoat. Looking...

MY program, not THE program

By Russel S In 1957, in Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age, Bill Wilson wrote: “The A.A.’s Steps are SUGGESTIONS [emphasis added] only. A belief in them as they stand is not at all a...

My Name is Joan

Chapter 10: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Joan C. My name is Joan and I am an alcoholic. I am an agnostic and my home group is “We Agnostics” on...

Pathways to Recovery and Desistance

Scientific study from a book about Recovery Pathways: Measurable factors that can improve or impede our outcome rates Review by Joe C. David Best’s Pathways to Recovery and Desistance: The role of the social...

A Friend of Jim B.

Chapter 9: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Alex M. When I was a small boy the neighborhood kids would gather on weekends to play kickball. We would all line up...

A Programme of Honesty?

Chapter 8: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Suzanne M. My name is Suzanne. I am an atheist alcoholic. I came into AA at 54 years old – totally worn-down after...

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS OF LISTENING

Life Lessons and Inspiration For All of Life’s Struggles From the Collective Wisdom of People in Recovery Review by Thomas B. My name is Thomas and I am an alcoholic. I have been sober...

The Beginning

Chapter 7: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Brent P. In returning to AA in 2010, broke and briefly homeless, I had already decided, before someone made the point by asking,...

Personal Privacy and Public Recovery Advocacy

By Bill White, Bill Stauffer and Danielle Tarino Posted on the website, William White Papers, on November 19, 2020 A central strategy of the new recovery movement is sharing our stories in public and...

Once a Sick Drug Addict

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...