Jonathan Stewart was a member of the 90’s Brit-pop band, Sleeper, when he began attending Alcoholics Anonymous to help him curb his drinking. What he didn’t know was that as an atheist, he was going to encounter a problem.
AA is a twelve step program that has a spiritual component – believe in a higher power, and you’re sure to become sober. What does a nonbeliever do when AA seems to be his only hope?
Jonathan Stewart is a blogger and public speaker who speaks out about his experiences in AA as an atheist, and raises awareness of help for alcohol addiction via non-spiritual programs.
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Non-spiritual help for those struggling with alcoholism:
SMART Recovery (CBT): http://www.smartrecovery.org
LifeRing Secular Recovery: http://lifering.org
The Sinclair Method: http://www.the-sinclair-method.com
One Little Pill (The Sinclair Method documentary): http://www.onelittlepillmovie.com
Andy Thomson’s “Why We Believe in God(s)” lecture: http://bit.ly/2ipC5ey
Jon Stewart’s Blog Essay “Leaving AA, Staying Sober”: https://jonsleeper.wordpress.com/
Finally, a word to anyone who’s new or struggling. If you’re having problems with alcohol, you don’t need to do this alone. There’s never been a better time …