Plan B Better Than AA?
Secular Organizations for Sobriety, or SOS, has been a viable alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous for the past 25 years.
Friday, April 16, 2010 17:09 GMTLOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) Alcoholics Anonymous isnt the only way to get sober, another more diverse program works too.
Secular Organizations for Sobriety aka Save Our Selves (SOS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
SOS, started in 1985 by former alcoholic Jim Christopher, has long lived in the shadows of AA, but actually works better for some than the traditional faith-based 12-step program.
Christopher says SOS is more about self- empowerment through sobriety and relying on yourself to get clean, not just others.
There are no steps and no sponsors because, as Christopher tells members, If you want dominance and submission, theres a shop for that down the street.
Instead, members can use SOS tools to fit their specific needs because the same steps dont always work for everyone.
Christopher thinks its important for folks to know theres a choice out there, and its not just AA or the highway.
SOS has 20,000 members worldwide and is still growing.© Copyright 2010 Wireless Flash News Inc