CFI/DC Starts Secular Sobriety Support Group in June

May 12, 2008

The Center for Inquiry/DC will begin hosting a free weekly substance abuse support group that provides a secular alternative to traditional Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) programs. Secular Organizations for Sobriety, begins June 4, 2008 and will be held each Wednesday evening from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in our meeting room at 621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) is a self-empowerment approach to recovery and credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety. SOS is not affiliated with any religion or secular group (including the Center for Inquiry) and respects recovery in any form, regardless of the path through which it is achieved. The program is not in competition with traditional AA groups, but provides individuals a recovery support system that does not rely on a "higher power" or spirituality. Secular Organizations for Sobriety supports healthy skepticism and encourages the use of the scientific method to understand alcoholism.

SOS was founded in 1985, and in November 1987 the California court system recognized the organization as an alternative to AA in sentencing offenders to mandatory participation in a rehabilitation program.

All are welcome and it is free to the public.  

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