The “God” Word

The “God” Word

The 2018 General Service Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous voted to adopt the British conference-approved pamphlet, “The ‘God’ Word: Agnostics and Atheists in AA” and once it is translated into…

How it Works for Many of Us (And Questions for the Reader)

How it Works for Many of Us (And Questions for the Reader)

I have been attending meetings for over 30 years and five years ago started a group that is now called Secular Sobriety in Columbus, OH. I paid close attention when…

Consigned To A Life Unexpected

Consigned To A Life Unexpected

I’d taken my last drink January 30, 1989, and had just been released from a detox stint at a local hospital. This wasn’t my first visit to AA…

Episode 43: Joe C. Talks AA Service

Episode 43: Joe C. Talks AA Service

This week, we speak with Joe C., author of Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life, a co-founder of Canada’s first agnostic AA group, Beyond Belief, and…

Episode 24: Not Alone Anymore

Episode 24: Not Alone Anymore

June of 1989 was my original sobriety date. I was what is described in our literature as a classic “two-stepper.” You could have never convinced me I would ever…

Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly

Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly

Over the weekend of March 4 – 6, 2016, I had the privilege of attending my second Pacific Region Alcoholics Anonymous Service Assembly (PRAASA) at the Spokane, WA convention center. It…

My Experience as a GSR

My Experience as a GSR

Recently, I completed a two-year commitment as the GSR for my home group, Beyond Belief, in Portland, Oregon. It was my first experience in AA General Service above the…

A Motion to Relist Secular AA Groups

A Motion to Relist Secular AA Groups

Approximately 5 years ago the Greater Toronto Area Intergroup (GTAI) and the Vancouver Area Intergroup (VAI) committees delisted a number of secular AA groups by refusing to list their meetings…

WACYPAA, XIX

WACYPAA, XIX

On the weekend of December 17—20, 2015, my wife, Jill, and I attended the 19th Western Area Conference of Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous. It was held at the…

General Service

General Service

My experience with General Service began when I attended my first District Committee Meeting as the General Service Representative for my group. One of the interesting aspects of helping found…