Another great find from recoveryissexycom my name is ed and i’m an atheist alcoholic in aa i am addressing this to alcoholics who have had trouble with. Find all uses of this word in the big book alcoholics anonymous and the twelve steps and twelve traditions of aa. Faith-based 12-step programs can still help non-religious addicts atheists/agnostics in aa find solace in prayer as an intention or request for strength. A thesis or dissertation is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree or professional qualification presenting the author's research and. I'm an atheist & have been attending aa meetings basically it doesn't appear to be working for me because i'm struggling with the concepts of a higher power & a.
Interesting finds updated daily amazon try prime all. Letting go of god: how 12-step programs are losing their religion my experience with aa as an atheist was both rewarding and frustrating. What could an atheist use as a higher power in 12 step point to doing aa if you are an atheist an atheist use as a higher power in 12 step recovery. Last year, lawrence knight took alcoholics anonymous to the ontario human rights tribunal to take a stand against how non-believers have traditionally been treated in aa. 4 the “god” word agnostic and atheist members in aa aa is not a religious organization alcoholics anonymous has only one requirement for membership and that is the.
My response to the question of the compatability of atheism and alcoholics anonymous for more information see:. 534 journal of studies on alcohol / september 2002 atheists, agnostics and alcoholics anonymous j scott tonigan, phd,† wr miller, phd, and carol schermer, m. Aa beyond belief provides a space for agnostics, atheists and freethinkers in alcoholics anonymous to freely share their experience, strength and hope with each other and aa as a whole. Does anybody else see aa as a serious cult, rather than a route to stop drug addiction a friend of mine recently joined aa a few months ago.
Atheist & agnostic: open meetings are available to anyone interested in alcoholics anonymous' program of recovery from alcoholism nonalcoholics may attend open. Is aa changing is the fellowship becoming more accepting of its atheist and agnostic members well it certainly is a good sign that the october issue of the aa. Freethinkers in aa a secular, non-religious expression of alcoholics anonymous menu skip to content we do not endorse or oppose any form of religion or atheism. The atheist aa, the atheist aa blog, the first free church of atheism and the google group atheist aa are all.
As bill w wrote in 1946, anti-god, anti-medicine, anti-our recovery program, even anti-each other—these rampant individuals are still an aa group if they think so. We agnostics boca raton (an alcoholics anonymous meeting) note: the meeting time has changed to 8:00pm same location, same date we are an alcoholics anonymous. Alcoholics can get sober without god, since there is none bill was wrong about self-will but we must direct our will toward what keeps us sober a higher power must.
The we agnostics atheists and freethinkers international aa convention will be in austin, tx nov 11-13 2016 come join us for speakers, panels and fellowship. Gary writes: the revised steps found on this site are very helpful if you're an atheist/agnostic and have trouble with. A long-simmering feud is spreading around the world, after one aa establishment voted to expel two atheist/agnostic groups in canada want to get the latest on america's drug & rehab.
An atheist aa blog containing articles and resources for those tired of the god stuff in traditional recovery recovery does not depend on the psychological condition of believing that god. Home the complex nature of addiction and recovery atheism and aa atheism and aa alcoholics anonymous is non-denominational alcoholics anonymous is not affiliated with any particular.