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Recovery Resources for Agnostics, Atheists & Freethinkers

We have compiled a list of helpful resources to assist you on your path to recovery from alcoholism and/or addiction (aka SUD-Substance Use Disorders). We've included a variety of resources for your information, including alternatives to 12-Step programs. 

Recovery Support Meetings

Below you will find several organizations that offer recovery meetings to help you build a support system that works for you. 

AA & 12 Step Recovery


Other Programs

  • LifeRing: Secular self-help groups for those who identify with problematic substance use emphasizing personal responsibility; self-empowerment; peer-support. Principles and practices founded on evolving research.

  • Recovery Dharma: This is a mutual support recovery program utilizing Buddhist practices and principles to heal the suffering of addiction.

  • SMART Recovery: Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART) offers mutual support meetings open to anyone seeking science-based, self-empowered addiction recovery.

  • Stoic Recovery From Addiction: Recovery based on Stoic Philosophy & principles

  • Women For  Sobriety (WFS): Using the "New Life Program," WFS is for women seeking sobriety from addiction. 

Online Recovery Communities
  • AA Agnostica: A space for AA agnostics, atheists and freethinkers worldwide.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous: The home page for AA Worldwide.

  • Secular AA in Canada: A Facebook community for atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, humanists, et al. who are part of the Secular AA community in Canada - and our friends around the world and throughout AA.

  • AA Beyond Belief: A Secular AA web community and resource including recovery stories, addiction news, information and research. They also produce a podcast featuring personal stories, interviews with authors, experts in addiction medicine, and discussions about the secular approach to steps, traditions and service work.

Recovery Podcasts, Events & Conferences
Books & Other Reading
secular resources general
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