Latest Secular AA & Classic Atheists Unofficial Guide to AA

The author is an atheist and member of Alcoholics Anonymous who had not had a drink for more than 17 years as at the end of 2015. While he has got the program in spite of the god references in AA’s 12 steps and Big Book, he has encountered many agnostics and atheists who have been put off by them.
As a freelance journalist and business analyst he has applied his mind to outlining ways in which they, too, can adapt the AA program to their beliefs, thus bringing many more who have a problem with alcohol into the AA fold.
Please Visit for more information. His latest offer, Secular AA, even offers the freedom of not following any steps. And the classic An Atheists Unofficial Guide to AA continues to be a best seller.
Hopefully some will be saved who would have perished and many will stop drinking sooner than they would have done otherwise, thus saving themselves and people around them from the harm inflicted by years of further drinking alcoholically.

Wishing all steppers and non-steppers a long and happy recovery. VH

Vince Hawkins - An Atheists Guide to AA

Vince Hawkins – Ubud, Bali, 2009

Vince Hawkins - An Atheists Guide to AA

Vince Hawkins – St Petersburg, 2009

Twelve Steps to Self-improvement

If I could broaden the scope of AA, why not other 12 step programs and even suggest a new one, Bad Behavers Anonymous or BB, for non-addicts who want to achieve self-improvement? Why shouldn’t they attain contented lives as decently functioning human beings?
So I tweaked the 12 steps yet again and hope the net will widen further. An Atheists Twelve Steps to Self-improvement is another best seller. I have something in common with Bill W, the co-founder of AA who was a researcher of companies with shares listed on Wall Street. I was an investment analyst working for stockbrokers at one time, too. Though I’m just a follower, rather than a groundbreaker, it comforts me to think our thought processes might not be entirely dissimilar.

Wishing all steppers a long and happy recovery. VH

Everyone’s an Addict

His daily reader, Everyone’s an Addict, is much more than 366 daily inspirational entries; it is bursting with detailed practical tips on how to tackle addictions from a secular viewpoint. It complements any/each of the three handbooks that make up the rest of the series. An alternative title for the Kindle ebook format is As Vince Sees It. 

The proposition is that everyone is an addict of one kind or another, if not to the major league isms – alcohol, drugs, food, gambling and sex – or the second division clutter, hoarding, shopping, video games and work; then to the minor league smoking, Sudoku, TV shows and the like – something. Addiction robs us of time that would be better spent in improving our own lives and, as a by-product, other people’s.

Vince is also a life member of the British Humanist Association.

Vince Hawkins - Everyone's an addict

Vince Hawkins
residing in Valencia, Spain, 2018