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My Life in AA: Past, Present, Future

My Life in AA: Past, Present, Future

This is a recording of the closing talk at the Widening the Gateway Secular AA Conference held in Tacoma, Washington on March 31, 2018. The speaker is Bruce H. and his talk is titled, “My Life in AA: Past, Present , Future…

What Keeps Us Sober? Building Our Recovery Capital As We Trudge Our Many Pathways Of Happy Destiny

What Keeps Us Sober? Building Our Recovery Capital As We Trudge Our Many Pathways Of Happy Destiny

This is a recording of Ray B.’s opening talk at the Widening the Gateway Secular AA Conference held in Tacoma, Washington on March 31, 2018 followed with a written transcript. Ray is a MD specializing in Addiction Medicine and a recovering alcoholic. [background conversation] 0:00:02 Announcer: Alright, this is the “Widening the Gateway” Conference…

Secular AA In Michigan

Secular AA In Michigan

AA members in Michigan created an organization and website in an effort to encourage the establishment of more secular AA meetings and groups in their state. The site contains a wealth of information about secular AA meetings, including how to start a meeting. There is also a detailed description of the judicial outreach program underway in Michigan…

SHAIR 138: What Might a Higher Power Look Like for Atheists or Agnostics?

SHAIR 138: What Might a Higher Power Look Like for Atheists or Agnostics?

On October 3rd, the SHAIR podcast posted an episode featuring our good friend Joe C. We thought we would republish the podcast here with the show notes originally published at the SHAIR Podcast website…

Alcoholism Plus Religion Almost Destroyed My Family, by Simone | AA From An Atheist’s Perspective, by Ash J.

Alcoholism Plus Religion Almost Destroyed My Family, by Simone | AA From An Atheist’s Perspective, by Ash J.

This week, instead of publishing a single story, we are presenting two brief stories. In the first story, Alcoholism Plus Religion Almost Destroyed My Family, Simone writes about the challenges her family faced when her sister was first getting treatment for alcoholism, and in AA From An Atheist’s Perspective, Ash J. writes about his journey to atheism and how…

Freethinkers of Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland

Freethinkers of Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland

We are pleased to announce a new website created by Freethinking members of Alcoholics Anonymous in Ireland. Presently, there are not any secular AA meetings in Ireland, but that may soon change. If you are in Ireland and are interested in starting an AA meeting for agnostics, atheists and freethinkers, please send a message through the contact page on the…

Sponsorship

Sponsorship

This week, we are publishing two articles on sponsorship. The first is written by Ashley H. from Jacksonville, Florida and the other by Laurie A. from the United Kingdom. Both stories were written from the author’s personal experience, and we hope they will generate a lively discussion of what Ernest Kurtz in his book Not—God, A History of…

Kansas City Secular AA Groups Celebrate

Kansas City Secular AA Groups Celebrate

On August 6, 2016, the two secular AA groups in Kansas City, Missouri will celebrate the anniversaries of their groups. Roger C. from AA Agnostica will be the featured speaker. This will be considered an open meeting, all are welcome…

In Recovery Magazine | Practicing Virtue by Steve K.

In Recovery Magazine | Practicing Virtue by Steve K.

The summer issue of In Recovery Magazine features an article by Steve K. Steve is the author of 12 Step Philosophy of Steve K. You can learn more about Steve at his blog 12 Step Philosophy…

Secular AA Convention Seeks Suggestions and Volunteers

Secular AA Convention Seeks Suggestions and Volunteers

The convention in Austin is only a little more than six months a way, and there’s still a lot of work to be done. The convention planning committee is seeking suggestions and volunteers, and to assist in that effort AA Agnostica has created a form that will allow you to communicate directly with WAAFT IAAC…