There is a growing interest in AA groups without the religion inherent in the original. Rare only a decade ago, this article estimates that they number about 150 nationally in the US.:
“A.A. starts at its core with honesty,” said Dorothy, 39, who heads the steering committee for the We Agnostics and Freethinkers International A.A. Convention. “And how can you be honest in recovery if you’re not honest in your own beliefs? If you don’t believe in the God they’re praying to, that’s not honest practice.”
Read the full article: Alcoholics Anonymous, Without the Religion – NYTimes.com.