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

Survey: God or No God in AA?

Survey: God or No God in AA?

If you are a member of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and are 18 years of age or older, I am inviting you to participate in a survey on religious and non-religious participation in AA. This research is being done through the University of Waterloo (Canada) and is about better understanding…

Secular AA Website Servers Upgraded

Secular AA Website Servers Upgraded

The Secular AA website, secularaa.org is in the process of changing servers and updating software to improve functioning of the site…

Secular AA Groups Celebrate in Kansas City

Secular AA Groups Celebrate in Kansas City

On September 21, 2019, two Kansas City secular AA groups will celebrate their anniversaries. We Agnostics – Kansas City is celebrating five years, and Freethinkers in AA – Kansas city is celebrating four years. The event will be held at HJ’s Youth and Community Center, 6425 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO…

A New Secular AA Meeting In Springfield, Illinois

A New Secular AA Meeting In Springfield, Illinois

We Agnostics Springfield held the first secular AA meeting in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday, July 14th. The group meets every Sunday at 10:30 am in the back studio of the Springfield Art Association, 700 North 4th Street, Springfield, IL 62702…

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…