Steve K

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Steve K has been a member of AA for 24 years and lives in Cheshire, which is in the N. West region of England. He would describe himself as a humanist/agnostic. His home group is the Macclesfield Saturday morning AA group and he regularly chairs the meeting. He has a background in advice and counselling work, mainly in the areas of mental health and social welfare law. Steve enjoys swimming and going to the gym regularly at the local Leisure Centre and hill walking in the Cheshire countryside.

He’s recently started a recovery blog, 12stepphilosophy, and has self-published an eBook entitled “The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation by Steve K.” The Third edition is available as both an eBook and a paperback at Lulu.

Can Anger Be An Addiction?

Can Anger Be An Addiction?

The recovery road is hard and long but one we choose to travel. We practice acceptance as a virtue to heal our pain, letting go of our addiction to anger…

In Recovery Magazine Article | A Twelve Step Agnostic in AA by Steve K

In Recovery Magazine Article | A Twelve Step Agnostic in AA by Steve K

The Spring 2016 Issue of In Recovery Magazine features an article authored by our friend Steve K. whose help with this site is much needed and appreciated. Steve writes about his early struggle with sobriety until he became comfortable with a humanistic approach to the Twelve Steps. Steve believes in the transformative power of the Twelve Steps and has no…

AA Conference Approved Literature

AA Conference Approved Literature

The term “Conference-approved” relates to literature and audiovisual material that is published by AA World Services, Inc, and has been approved by Conference for this purpose. “The term has no relation to material not published by GSO. It does not imply Conference disapproval of other material about AA. A great deal of literature helpful to alcoholics is published by…

Is Addiction A Disease?

Is Addiction A Disease?

In this essay I will be specifically referring to alcohol and drug addiction or severe alcohol/substance use disorder, which is the terminology used in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5…

AA Spiritual and Religious

AA Spiritual and Religious

It is quite often stated by AA members that the fellowship is “spiritual not religious.” I do not think that this statement is entirely accurate and would suggest that in a broad sense it can be validly described as both. It can certainly be related to in this way by individual members if they are inclined to do so…