Relevant Resources for Secular Recovery from Addiction
This page gives links or full text of resources for secular NA non-religious recovery. It includes relevant resources for secular recovery from credible sources across the globe.
We just started seeding this page in April 2021, so please email us with any suggestions for inclusion: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations, Websites, & Social Media
The Secular NA Coffee Shop (Facebook Group) A relatively new community of NA members and others interested in secular recovery who struggle with the language and culture of NA with particular regard to the religious content.
AA Agnostica is an exceptional site for 12-step recovery. It’s based on AA, but it’s highly relevant and useful for us all!
Secular Alcoholics Anonymous (Secular AA) is an organization whose mission is, “…to assure suffering alcoholics that they can find soriety in Alcoholics Anonymous without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or deny their own. Secular AA does not endorse or oppose any form of religion or belief system and operates in accordance with the Third Tradition of the Alcoholics Anonymous Program: “the only requirement for A.A. membership is a desire to stop drinking.” https://aasecular.org
Secular AA Online Meetings spreadsheet – includes NA meetings too. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AuWy7FKCG-R_pyRZzEjFXkH-Rw_0VEzi/view
Secular Recovery Zoom Meetings (All times have been converted to Eastern Time) – terrific resource of online SECULAR meetings – up to date! http://www.aadistrict1.com/seczoommeetings.htm
Secular Overeaters and Friends – an interesting recovery community that is relevant to us! https://secularovereaters.org/so-art/?fbclid=IwAR2y0-bN3OSwr1_6ePYb-o0IOY5cgfCUn-Yb_x0JcLO9Ez4Bxwr7O_RHusU
Pamphlets, Articles, and Short Readings
By Young Addicts, For Young Addicts
This official NA pamphlet does not emphasize the “higher power” aspects of non-secular NA. A good intro for younger addicts seeking help in NA. https://secularna.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/By-For-Young-AddictsEN3113_2008.pdf
Secular NA – Connecting Globally Amid a World in Crisis Secular NA – Connecting Globally Amid a World in Crisis
originally published 2021 in the AA Agnostica website
by Michael E from Beyond Belief Seattle, this article shares experiences as an atheist in recover, explains how the Beyond Belief Seattle and Beyond Belief International groups were formed, and the emerging global secular NA community.
Books or Longer Readings
Secular 12 Step Handbook Seattle-Everett Beyond Belief NA Group (April 2021)
The Secular 12 Step Handbook was created by members of the Seattle-Everett Beyond Belief NA Group to help our members in their secular step work. Others have expressed interest in the guide, so we are making it available here. The Group considers this a work in progress, and actively seeks suggestions and input. Please send comments to email@example.com. The Handbook is NOT an approved NA resource. https://secularna.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/BBSeattle-Secular-12-Step-Handbook-April-2021.docx
Beyond Belief. Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life by Joe C.
The first secular daily reflection book written in a contemporary language for today’s addicts and alcoholics in recovery. “The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exist no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual.”