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Don’t Tell

Don't Tell

The paperback version is available at Recovery 101. The price is $14.95 CDN plus shipping costs (purchase via PayPal or credit card). The paperback version is also available at CreateSpace and Amazon. Also available at traditional online retail locations as an iBook (for a Mac or iPad) and as a Kindle or Kobo, etcetera, ebook. Review by Chris G. This book provides a wide view of the world of agnostic/atheist/freethinker AA. The first section is a set of “experience, strength and hope” stories similar to the second section of the … Continue reading

The Little Book: A Collection of Alternative 12 Steps

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The paperback version is available at Recovery 101. The price is $12.00 CDN plus shipping costs (purchase via PayPal or credit card). Only the paperback version contains templates for readers to write their own personal alternatives and interpretations of the Steps. The paperback version is also available at CreateSpace and Amazon. Also available as an ebook in all versions, including Kindle and Kobo.  An iBook version for the Mac or iPad is available via iTunes.  “There are many versions of the 12-Step program of recovery. In fact, there are about as many versions … Continue reading

The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery

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The paperback version is available only at Recovery 101. The price is $14.95 CDN plus shipping costs (purchase via PayPal or credit card). EBook versions of The Alternative 12 Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery are available online in all formats. Click here for Kindle, Kobo or Nook. An iBook version for the Mac or iPad is available here at iTunes. In 1991, two women were successfully working the 12-Step program… and they were atheists. They knew the program worked, and translated the Steps into secular terms. This ground-breaking book – as valuable … Continue reading

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

“Finally! A daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone, Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life offers 365 quips for every alcoholic/addict. Drawing on quotes from writers, skeptics, entertainers, economists, religious leaders, philosophers, psychologists and varied recovery fellowship literature, Beyond Belief neither canonizes nor vilifies any school of recovery thought. Where else would you find Sam Harris followed by Mother Teresa, Bill Wilson followed with Anais Nin, a doctor’s opinion by Dr. Seuss or a spiritual perspective from Albert Einstein? Beyond Belief takes … Continue reading

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

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Available as an ebook in all versions, including Kindle, Kobo and Nook. An iBook version for the Mac and iPad is available at iTunes. Review by Chris G. When the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, was being written there was an irritating atheist in the mix: Jim Burwell. He was responsible for the phrase “God, as we understood Him” in the Steps and for AA’s Third Tradition: “The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.” Today, if an AA group dares to take this … Continue reading

Slaying The Dragon

Slaying The Dragon

The product of more than 35 years of research, the second edition of Slaying the Dragon: The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America is the remarkable story of America’s personal and institutional responses to alcoholism and other addictions. It is the story of mutual aid societies spanning Native American recovery circles, the Washingtonians, the Ribbon Reform Clubs, Twelve Step Fellowships and more recent secular and religious mutual aid alternatives. It is a story of addiction treatment institutions from the inebriate asylums through rise of … Continue reading