Web Exclusive: She Didn’t Believe In God

How a non-believer found her way in AA and no longer bristles at the God talk.

"I love watching people develop and refine who and what their Higher Power is."

The “God thing” kept me away from AA for the first two and a half years of my sobriety. I knew nothing about AA, but thought that it was a cult and a religious organization that insisted on believing in God. And I didn’t believe in God.

I thought that quitting drinking would protect me from the challenges of life. It didn’t, and at two and a half years sober, I reached a point in my life where the only options I could see were either killing myself or drinking. And I couldn’t figure out which was the better solution. A very kind and knowledgeable professional that I was... Login to read more
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