Vince Hawkins is the author
of both Atheists Unofficial Guides to AA. One version is for newcomers and the other for oldtimers so a stepper can choose the most suitable. (Content is similar, but in a different order.)
He attends AA and is hopeful that when other problem drinkers eventually hit their rock bottoms and become desperate they will find help, too.
There is plenty of it out there, but the trick is in finding the right program to suit the stepper. It should take into account the individual’s beliefs and value system. Does a rehab center or program have a religious twist or are its meetings all-embracing?
Other books by Vince Hawkins include his latest offer – Everyone’s an Addict – which is much more than just 366 daily inspirational entries; it gives detailed practical tips on how to tackle addictions from a secular viewpoint. (This means freedom of religion, or non-religion, for all. Readers can choose either the traditional steps or god-free alternatives for six of the 12.) The proposition is that everyone is an addict of some kind.
Another nonfiction addiction book is a self-improvement book for addicts of any kind or bad behavors – An Atheists 12 Steps to Self-improvement (To accompany any program) – and he also branched out with a fiction novel – Trader Bob.