Here you will find all the latest news and announcements of interest to our community.

Keynote Speaker Announced for ICSAA 2020

Keynote Speaker Announced for ICSAA 2020

The International Conference of Secular AA announced on their website secularaa.com that George F. Koob, Ph. D. is the keynote speaker for the secular AA conference to be held in Bethesda, Maryland from October 30 – November 1, 2020. Dr. Koob serves as the Director of the National Institute on…

Podcasts and Books to Help You Learn More About Addiction

Podcasts and Books to Help You Learn More About Addiction

DK Solutions Group recently posted an article on their website on the subject of podcasts and books about addiction recovery. It was quite a compliment for the AA Beyond Belief podcast to be mentioned alongside well-established podcasts such as: The Recovery Elevator, The Shair Podcast, Far From Finished, and…

Final Report on ICSAA 2018

Final Report on ICSAA 2018

This is the official accounting of the 2018 International Conference of Secular AA that was held in Toronto, Ontario from August 24 -26, 2018…

Update: Does ‘The God Word’ Pamphlet Need a Name Change?

Update: Does ‘The God Word’ Pamphlet Need a Name Change?

All the way back in late October, we posted Does the “God Word” Pamphlet Need a Name Change? ,which addressed our concerns that the recently published pamphlet, “The God Word”, was titled in a way that wouldn’t attract newcomers struggling with the religiosity in AA…

SOAAR: Secular Ontario AA Roundup

SOAAR: Secular Ontario AA Roundup

I am writing today about a very important event. It’s the Secular Ontario AA Roundup (SOAAR) that will be held on Saturday, September 7 at the First Unitarian Church in Hamilton…

That Nudge From the Judge

That Nudge From the Judge

In 2007, Barry Ansten Hazle, then 39 years old, was sentenced to one year in prison for methamphetamine-related charges in Shasta County, California. The chronic meth addict served his time and was released on parole. One of the terms of parole was that he attend a 90-day, residential…

From MEL Magazine: How Atheists in AA Climb the Twelve Steps without a Higher Power

From MEL Magazine: How Atheists in AA Climb the Twelve Steps without a Higher Power

This article written by Andrew Fiouzi was originally published at Mel Magazine on March 8, 2019…

Secular AA Newsletter February 2019

Secular AA Newsletter February 2019

Read the February 2019 Newsletter from Secular AA/ICSAA…

John S. On The Sober Speak Podcast: AA Beyond Belief Atheism in Alcoholics Anonymous

John S. On The Sober Speak Podcast: AA Beyond Belief Atheism in Alcoholics Anonymous

It was a privilege and honor to appear on John M.’s wonderful podcast, Sober Speak. John is from the Dallas, Texas area and started his podcast out of a love for the stories he hears in AA. The format of his episodes are similar to what we do at…

New Podcast: KC Secular AA Speaker Meeting

New Podcast: KC Secular AA Speaker Meeting

A new secular AA group recently started up in Kansas City, Missouri, and all of the meetings will be recorded and posted as a podcast. The meeting is located at HJ’s Youth and Community Center at 6425, Wornall Road, Kansas City, Missouri, and meets every Saturday night at 7…