Tagged: sobriety

A History III

An Agnostic in AA

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirty-Six. Originally posted in April 2017. The struggle with “traditional” AA. By Roger C I went to my first AA meeting when I was in rehab back in 2010. It...

Denis Featured II

In Memory of Denis

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirty-One. Originally posted in May 2016. Denis started the first agnostic AA meeting in the city of Vancouver. By Dan V. Today I write with a heavy heart and with...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Twenty-Four. The fourth of seven consecutive book reviews. Originally posted in June 2019. “Atheists and agnostics deserve just as much of a chance at recovery as believers do.” Review by...

A Higher Purpose

Fifty Chosen Articles: Number Thirteen. Originally posted in March 2014. A Higher Power? How about a Higher Purpose? By Wayne M. I am an alcoholic and have been sober for over nine years. I...

Five Years Old and Growing Stronger

Originally published in Our Primary Purpose, the newsletter of the Ottawa Area Intergroup Covid-19 helps Ottawa’s secular sobriety movement Little did Michel D know when he started Ottawa’s first secular AA group, in early...

Sober Focus – The True Face of Alcohol

 A review by Diane I The author, Elvi, paints a very grim picture of our relationship with alcohol. The book is divided into two sections. Part 1 is called Alcohol and Society and it...

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...

15 Benefits of Staying Sober

By Cassidy Webb Originally published on New Directions If you are new to this whole sobriety thing and are struggling with the idea of never drinking or drugging again – that’s okay! Coming from...

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;...