Secular Serenity Resources
Russel’s share at FreeThinkers Tús Nua Ireland
On the 23rd of February 2023 Russel shared at FreeThinkers Tús Nua Ireland.
Without A Prayer Remote Meeting
This is one of our favourite meetings chaired by a great friend of Secular Serenity. The Without a Prayer meeting is run by Sonoma County Intergroup Fellowship on Tuesdays at 18h30 (GMT-7). If like most you get lost between time zones, here’s a useful time zone converter tool.
FreeThinkers Tús Nua, Ireland – Music Hour
If you are looking for something a little bit different, then try the music hour meeting with FreeThinkers Tús Nua Ireland. The music hour meeting is on Saturdays at 20h00 in Ireland. The website contains links to a bunch of other online meetings. If like most you get lost between time zones, here’s a useful time zone converter tool.
Allen Carr’s Quit Drinking Without Willpower: Be a happy non-drinker (Allen Carr’s Easyway) – Allen Carr
Allen Carr’s Easyway is the most successful stop-smoking method of all time. It has helped millions of smokers from all over the world to quit. In Quit Drinking Without Willpower, Allen Carr’s Easyway method has been applied to problem drinking. By explaining why you feel the need to drink and with simple step-by-step instructions to set you free, he shows you how to escape from the alcohol trap. Find it on Amazon.
Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life: finally, a daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone – Joe C.
Finally, a daily reflection book for everyone from Rebellion Dogs Publishing. Beyond Belief is the first secular daily reflection book written in a contemporary language for today’s addicts and alcoholics in recovery.From the Foreword by Dr. Ernie Kurtz (author of Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous & The Spirituality of Imperfection):”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. Find it on Amazon.
Staying Sober Without God: The Practical 12 Steps to Long-Term Recovery from Alcoholism and Addictions – Jeffery Munn
Finally, a psychology-based approach to recovery that doesn’t require faith in a god or supernatural being. This book will guide you through a series of 12 steps designed to free you from the patterns that keep you stuck in your addictive cycle. Find it on Amazon.
Secular AA Podcast
Secular AA’s podcast includes recordings of the ICSAA International First Sunday Speaker Meetings, one of which was hosted by Secular Serenity in Cape Town on the 7th of March 2021. Find it on Buzzsprout.
Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions – Russell Brand
A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, alcohol, sex, fame, food and eBay, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery. Find it on Amazon.
Are there other meetings I can join?
Yes, lots of them, all around the world. We focus on secular meetings, not traditional non-secular meetings, of which there are many more but you have options. There are a limited number of secular meetings in South Africa, but if you have access to the internet then you can make use of the Worldwide Secular Meetings and 24/7 Meetings Google Calendar – the click the link to the full calendar. This calendar accounts for time zones and daylight savings, and makes it very easy to find a meeting that’s running when you need one. This is an awesome resource.
Also have a look at Secular AA Online Meetings, which is a big list of global online secular meetings.
Practically Sane – Jeffrey Munn
Practically Sane is a website and online resource started by Jeffrey Munn, author of Staying Sober Without God. The goal of this website is to provide tools and guidance for individuals seeking a secular approach to addiction/compulsion recovery and overall mental health. Non-belief in a god is not required to benefit from this material. Believers can also benefit from this secular material. Additionally, the goal of this website is to help those who currently do not believe in a god or gods, not to convince anyone that their religious or spiritual beliefs are false.