This page is to provide information to members or newcomers who just cannot be comfortable with the idea of God. These may include people who are strong non-believers in God (atheist), those that are not sure whether they believe in God or not (agnostic) and those who consider themselves humanists or free thinkers.
For people who accept the higher power concept or who pretend to accept it, recovery in AA can be an easier journey but for many who just do not accept God as a belief it can be more difficult.
AA considers itself inclusive of all people who wish to recover from the disease of Alcoholism. In practice, like all organisations made up of human beings, this does not always happen as it should. Members who have made miraculous recoveries with the help of their higher power sometimes do not understand that others do not share their certainties.
The information on this page is designed to help members and should be taken as an expression of AA inclusiveness. If you are reading this please be reassured that an alcoholic in AA can stay sober as an Atheist, Agnostic or Free Thinker. There have been many over the years.
Website (lots of links and interesting and thoughtful articles)
Meeting in Melbourne
Agnostics and Freethinkers @ Bentleigh
Tuesday 7pm to 8pm @ Godfrey Street Community House, 9 Godfrey Street, Bentleigh Contact Steve 0416 122 564
Meeting in NSW
Monday 12pm -1pm @ Brookvale Library meeting room, Shop 650, Level 2, Warringah Mall, Brookvale NSW Note: No meeting when Library closes on Public Holidays
Meeting in Queensland
Live & Let Live
Saturday 6pm @ Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima St, Buddina 4575
‘Don’t Tell’ – Stories and essays by agnostics and atheists in AA
Edited by Roger C
Published by AA Agnostica
Available on Kindle
You can find more by searching for AA agnostic or 12 step agnostic etc on Kindle, Amazon etc.