Who We Are & What We Are
Secular AA recognizes and honors the immeasurable contributions that Alcoholics Anonymous has made to assist individuals to recover from alcoholism. We seek to ensure that A.A. remains an effective, relevant and inclusive program of recovery in an increasingly secular society. The foundation of Secular AA is grounded in our experience that anyone – regardless of their spiritual beliefs or lack thereof – can recover in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. Secular AA exists to serve the community of atheist, agnostic and freethinking AA members by supporting worldwide access to secular A.A. meetings and fostering mutual support within a growing population of secularly-minded people with alcohol use disorder.
Relation to Alcoholics Anonymous
Secular AA is defined as an Alcoholics Anonymous (“A.A.”) International Contact as described in A.A.’s Guidelines for Intergroup Offices: “an A.A. service office that involves partnership among groups in a community — just as A.A. groups themselves are partnerships of individuals. A central office is established to carry out certain functions common to all the groups —functions which are best handled by a centralized office —and it is usually maintained, supervised, and supported by these groups in their general interest. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the A.A. message to the alcoholic who still suffers.” Secular AA is part of the global A.A. community and therefore does not geographically limit the A.A. groups it serves and is accountable to.