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Old 05-18-2009, 05:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alternate programs of recovery?


Hi, are there any alternate programs to alcohol recovery? I am atheist, and most of the steps involve the belief in God. So, steps 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, really do nothing to help or encourage me as they conflict with my personal beliefs. Something tells me that in this day and age there has to be an alternitive program. Thanks to anyone who can help

P.S. this is my first post. I plan on posting an introduction thread in another section within the next few days. I believe myself to be an alcoholic and have questioned alot lately as to whether my life would be better without alcohol in it. Looking forward to meeting you all.

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello OCD guy, welcome to SR! I'm an AA guy myself, how about taking some time to look around our secular forums? I hope you find what you're looking for to get you started on your journey in recovery.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...r-connections/

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi OCD Guy
theres a link to a wide variety of recovery programmes here..too.

http://www.soberrecovery.com/forums/...-programs.html

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Old 05-18-2009, 05:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to Sober Recovery OCDguyNY.

Here's two alternitive programs.

SMART Recovery

LifeRing Secular Recovery

There is a forum here at Sober Recovery that may be helpful to you:
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Old 05-18-2009, 06:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi there. Welcome to a fellow upstater.

I'm an agnostic who just bit the bullet and did A.A., so I can't speak to other programs. I can say that A.A. worked for me, however.

Good luck with your quest.

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Old 05-20-2009, 07:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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