Kayla was introduced to AA while in treatment, and though she had a problem relating to the religious language of the program, she could appreciate the importance of community and the connection that comes from the sharing of personal stories. Seeing a need for more literature tailored to people in recovery who hold a secular worldview, Kayla would like to compile a book of stories from secular people in recovery.
What we talked about
- Kayla’s story
- Experience in treatment
- First impression of AA
- Problems with the god bit in AA
- Importance of stories and connection
- The idea for a book dedicated to agnostics and atheists in recovery.
- Relapse as part of recovery
Someone else out there is experiencing what I am experiencing, and I think that is a cornerstone of sobriety.
Fully living a sober life is the point of recovery.
Part of recovery is learning coping mechanisms. Digging deeper is important.