QUAD A CHICAGO is Alchoholics Anonymous for Atheists and Agnostics.........and anyone else!
Quad A has been meeting continuously for over 35 years in Chicago.
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What Is Quad-A?
A.A. Members, especially newcomers, are urged to attend various meetings to find the meetings that are the most helpful to them. All A.A. Meetings have their own special characteristics. Quad-A is the most common reference for group meetings attended mostly by atheists, agnostics, and humanists; however, anyone with a desire to stop drinking is welcome.
Quad-A meetings function no differently than other A.A. Meetings—allowing recovering alcoholics to gather on a regular basis as autonomous groups using the suggested Twelve Steps for the individual and the Twelve Traditions for the group as the foundation for recovery and spiritual growth. We share and learn how to live sober and rewarding lives. Like all A.A. Meetings, Quad-A meetings are for all people with a desire to stop drinking. There are no further qualifiers or disqualifiers
"To us, the Realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek. It is open, we believe, to all..." (Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 46).
Quad-A acknowledges recovering persons may have a valid and fulfilling sobriety with or without belief in a Higher Power as traditionally understood. For many regular Quad-A meeting-goers, the "Power greater than ourselves" and "God as we understood Him" are interpreted by the individual or ignored altogether. For some of us, it is A.A. itself or the group. Our members have been reared with and without many different forms of religious training; we prefer to refrain from proselytizing for or against any particular creed. We accept the beliefs of the individual without contempt, condescension, or approbation.
Chicagoland Quad A Meetings:
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What is the difference between an OPEN meeting and a CLOSED meeting?
A meeting designated as CLOSED is for people who know, or suspect, they have a problem a problem with alcohol and/or drugs and are seeking recovery. If you think you may have a problem with alcohol, you are welcome to attend any meeting, including closed meetings, to see if AA is right for you. Closed meetings are for people who are looking for a solution to their own problems as they relate to alcohol and other drug addictions.
An OPEN meeting is a meeting that ANYONE can attend - spouses, family, students of nursing, psychology, social work, etc who want to know more about the AA recovery process, or ANYONE curious about AA- all these are welcome at an open meeting.
http://agnosticaanyc.org/ Link to a non-religious AA group in New York City, with listings of many agnostic and atheist AA meetings throughout the USA!
http://aaagnostica.org/ Site with information of particular interest to skeptics, nonbeleivers, atheists and agnostics in AA
http://aaagnostica.org/chat-room/ An agnostic AA chat-room, and every Sunday at NOON (Eastern time) there is an online AA meeting!
ONLINE CLOSED MEETING!! A religion-neutral AA meeting via Google Groups, named "AA Atheists and Agnostics" https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/aa-atheists-and-agnostics
-Quad A Library-
Click HERE for a collection of documents we've put together which you may find interesting or useful
HERE you will find some history of the atheist / agnostic meetings in Chicago that are collectively known as "Quad A"