In the Darkness, a Bottle of Vodka

In the Darkness, a Bottle of Vodka

I remember the panic I would often feel when I reached for the bottle of vodka in the middle of the night only to realize that it was empty. The…

A Heathen Looks at the 12 Steps

A Heathen Looks at the 12 Steps

Why does Refuge Recovery exist? Why is there SMART? SOS? Addiction counselors? Women in Sobriety? Secularized versions of AA’s 12 Steps? Why is there an Alan Carr book on…

The Lord’s Prayer – Is There a Place for it in AA?

The Lord’s Prayer – Is There a Place for it in AA?

The chairperson asks that we close the meeting with the Lord’s Prayer. We stand, we hold hands and I do as I have done for years – I do not…

Episode 145: Joe K. from The Only Requirement Group

Episode 145: Joe K. from The Only Requirement Group

In this episode Joe K. from The Only Requirement Group in Chatham, New Jersey shares his story of recovery as an atheist in Alcoholics Anonymous, and his experience with helping…