John S

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John S. lives in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife Susan, two cats, Phoebe and Luna, and a very sweet Wheaten Terrier, Gabby. John has been sober since July 20, 1988 and his home group is the We Agnostics Group which has been meeting since August 2014. John feels it’s important for secular people to become involved with the General Service structure of AA and to work for change from within the fellowship.

A New Year’s Message

A New Year’s Message

Happy New Year, friends. These last five years at AA Beyond Belief have gone by so fast, it’s been like a dream. I never imagined that I would ever have such an experience, but it’s been an incredible ride and I am honored to have been given this opportunity to be of service…

New Secular AA Speaker Meeting

New Secular AA Speaker Meeting

Secular members of Alcoholics Anonymous will be gathering via Zoom on Sunday, January 3rd, and on the first Sunday of every month thereafter for a secular AA speaker meeting. The first meeting will be hosted by Secular AA | ICSAA, and future meetings will be hosted by a new group or city every month…

Tradition Three

Tradition Three

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How to Find an Online Secular AA Meeting

How to Find an Online Secular AA Meeting

Here are some great resources to help you find an online secular AA meeting…

Virtual International Conference of Secular AA Dec 5, 2020

Virtual International Conference of Secular AA Dec 5, 2020

The International Conference of Secular AA is meeting via Zoom on December 5, 2020, at 9:00 AM Pacific, 12:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM GMT. The doors will open thirty minutes before the official start time…

Tradition Two: Our Group Conscience

Tradition Two: Our Group Conscience

This is exclusive content for our patrons and YouTube members. I will attempt to post one video a week on a Tradition until we get through them all. I’m reading from the 12×12 and commenting along the way. Please feel free to add your comments as well. I would love to get your thoughts on this tradition…

Tradition One

Tradition One

This will be a regular series that I will be posting on Patreon and for members of our YouTube Channel. If you would like to become a patron of AA Beyond Belief, just visit our Patreon site and sign up for as little as $1.00 per month. These videos will be available to Patrons at all membership levels…

AA For Agnostics

AA For Agnostics

This the video of a podcast episode that I recorded with Andy F. an agnostic who got sober in AA and is now writing a book about the experience. Andy has been sober for over 22 years. He currently lives in Thailand but is originally from England…

Luke Worsfold: Inside Addiction

Luke Worsfold: Inside Addiction

This is an interview I had with Luke Worsfold, an addiction therapist located in London, England. In this episode, Luke describes his descent into addiction, and what he learned about recovery. Interested in what he learned about his own addiction, he started a podcast “Inside Addiction”, which eventually led him to start his practice, Lisa Inside Addiction…

Measuring Recovery Capital

Measuring Recovery Capital

In this episode, we meet David Whitesock, who shares his story of addiction and recovery, and how his journey led him to develop the Recovery Capital Index, a useful tool for measuring recovery capital…