Vince Hawkins is the author
of An Atheists Twelve Steps and An Atheists Unofficial Guide to AA. He attends AA and overeaters meetings. He is hopeful that when problem drinkers, drug users and others eventually hit their rock bottom and become desperate they will find help, too.
There is plenty of it out there, but the trick is in finding the right program to suit the stepper Not just targeting narcotics using, for example, but taking into account the individual’s beliefs and value system. Not just whether a detox in a rehab center is the answer, but whether the treatment program has a religious twist or if its meetings are truly all-embracing.
Other books by Vince Hawkins include his latest offer – Everyone’s an Addict – which is much more than 366 daily inspirational entries; it gives detailed practical tips on how to tackle addictions from a secular viewpoint. (This means freedom of religion, or non-religion, for all. Readers can choose from either the traditional steps or god-free alternatives for six of the 12.) The proposition is that everyone is an addict of one kind or another.
His first nonfiction addiction book was a self-improvement book for alcoholics – An Atheists Unofficial Guide to AA – and he recently branched out with a fiction novel – Trader Bob.