12 Steps – A Secular Approach
Everyone’s An Addict has a secular approach – supporting freedom of religious belief, or none, for all. And, inline with the UN’s ideas, anyone should be able to change their beliefs at any time. So it is suggested that people who attend meetings primarily address their addictions and keep the meetings non-religious. There are plenty of opportunities to practice religion, atheism and agnosticism elsewhere. 12-step meetings are nominally non-religious, so they are aimed at everyone, too.
There is a choice of steps in this book, either the traditional ones or a set containing some alternatives with god taken out. Not everyone addresses addiction through a twelve step meeting, though, and those that choose an alternative route will find Everyone’s an Addict equally helpful to them, whether they attend a clinic or choose another method.
This book takes the format of an inspirational comment for each day of the year. Therefore the appropriately numbered Step, Tradition and Concept from AA is covered month-by-month. Other 12 step programs like NA, OA, GA, SA and others are given coverage, too. But it is much more than just 366 inspirational entries. There is a bucketful of practical tips for treating addiction.