Star Phoenix Article On SOS Group
The Saturday Star Phoenix has this article about the new Saskatoon Secular Organization for Sobriety group.
A new group in Saskatoon offering a secular alternative to Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) and other faithbased addiction services is hosting its first meeting Sunday night.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), an addictions recovery support group with chapters in Toronto, Calgary and throughout the United States, uses scientific approaches and rational inquiry to fight addictions and urges personal responsibility for staying sober.
Janet, who asked that her last name not be used, is organizing the local SOS chapter. She attended AA for several months but the spiritual content of the meetings left her feeling uncomfortable.
“If addiction is a disability, why is it being treated with faith?” Janet said. “I quit smoking 15 years ago and I didn’t need God’s help to do it.”
When she expressed her concern in an AA meeting, several others in the group approached Janet and said they had similar feelings about the faithbased approach of AA.
Regina Leader Post version.