Secular Addiction Recovery Group Celebrates 30 Years of Support April 25

For Immediate Release: April 20, 2015
Contact: Paul Fidalgo, Communications Director - (207) 358-9785


Secular Organizations for Sobriety is celebrating its 30th year of providing nonreligious, science-based support for those seeking recovery from substance abuse and addiction. SOS will host a milestone 30th anniversary conference on Saturday, April 25 in Hollywood.

Founded in 1985 by James Christopher, Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) has helped thousands of those struggling with addiction reclaim their lives without reliance on religion, God, or pseudoscience. SOS groups rely on proven science to provide a highly effective alternative to the 12-step model, offering a secular path to recovery from addiction. 

SOS’s philosophy is that recovery in any form is a good thing, regardless of the path by which it is achieved. Anyone sincerely seeking sobriety from alcohol addiction, drug addiction, or compulsive eating is welcome in SOS groups. They welcome the attendance of religious as well as nonreligious persons. SOS credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety, not a “higher power.”  

The SOS 30th Anniversary Conference will feature special guest speakers, and exclusive screenings of the documentary films No God at the Bottom of a Glass (introduced by producers Sarah and Bruce Barker) and The 13th Step (introduced by producer Monica Richardson).

The conference takes place Saturday, April 25, 2015, from 9am to 5pm PT, at the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles and the Steve Allen Theater, at 4773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA. For more information, contact James Christopher at (323) 666‐4295 or

SOS’s website is

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The Center for Inquiry (CFI) is a nonprofit educational, advocacy, and research organization headquartered in Amherst, New York, with executive offices in Washington, D.C. It is also home to the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry, and the Council for Secular Humanism. The Center for Inquiry strives to foster a secular society based on reason, science, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Visit CFI on the web at