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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...

Atheist in a Foxhole

Chapter 5: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Russ H. On a sunny Saturday morning at the end of July, 1995, I pulled into the cul-de-sac where I lived with my...

My Name is Marnin

Today we are sharing Chapter 21 of the book, Do Tell! Why? Simply because the author, Marnin, is celebrating 50 years of sobriety! He quit drinking on October 27, 1970. Congrats, Marnin! By Marnin...

Returning to My Spiritual Roots in Sobriety

Chapter 4 Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Julie B. I’m an urban Aboriginal woman who was raised by a single mother of European descent. Although I did beadwork and occasionally...

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...