Who we are

Children of Chaos is a Alcoholics Anonymous free-thinking group that is open to each individual’s beliefs.

This diverse group neither endorses nor opposes any religious, agnostic or atheist beliefs, while maintaining the integrity of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.

The only entry fee to Alcoholics Anonymous is simply the desire to stop drinking and you are a member if you say you are.


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Service work: Ongoing

One of the three legacies of sobriety is Service. If you are looking for ways that you may be of service to your fellow alcoholics, please reach out to Casey for Coffee Bar shifts or Zach H for other group service work.

Also, if you would like to chair a meeting, please sign up at the coffee bar. We ask that if you would like to chair Thursday, the Newcomers Meeting, that you have at least one year of sobriety. As for the other days, please sign up and let us know if you have any questions.


Friday October 12th

Speaker - Join us for our guest speaker, Allen Jones, coming from the NA24 group who also shares the ideals of Freethinkers in AA.


Friday October 19th

Steering Committee - five minutes after the noon meeting, we will be having a Steering Committee Meeting to discuss possible changes and updates for the Children of Chaos meetings. ALL are welcome to attend, especially if you consider this your home group.

This is a chance for your voice to be heard on how you want your meetings to run.


Friday October 26th

Group Conscience - five minutes after the noon meeting, we will be having a Group Conscience Meeting to discuss possible changes and updates for the Children of Chaos meetings. ALL are welcome to attend, especially if you consider this your home group.

This is a chance for your voice to be heard on how you want your meetings to run.


Wednesday October 31st

NIGHT OF THE LIVING SOBER

Come hang out with us at the Galano Club 8:30pm-10:30pm as we celebrate the spookiest time of the year. Sponsored by the P-11 Doctor's Opinion Group, come to hear Poetry, Comics, Spoken Lyrics and Acoustic Music

Costume Contest, Prizes and Surprises

$5/person - Halloween Night


All are welcome

No matter how far down the scale you have gone, you will see how your experience can benefit others and you will hear the Experience, Strength and Hope of others in recovery.

Join our meeting, which is open to all, whether you belong to the LGBT+ community or are an Ally, and feel welcomed.

You are allowed to respectfully and freely express your beliefs with like-minded people and enjoy sobriety, whether you’re a newcomer, old-timer or anywhere in between.

What do you believe

  • Have you ever questioned the existence of a “traditional” God?
  • Maybe you do believe in one?
  • Or do you believe that there is Something out there – some Force, some Source – spiritual or otherwise, that can guide you to sobriety?
  • Or, perhaps you don’t believe in anything spiritually, but you do have one desire, the desire to stay sober?

Children of Chaos is here for you and meets at noon Monday through Friday

Day Time Location Study
Monday 12:00 pm Galano Club House @ Coffee Bar Big Book: Alcoholics Anonymous
Tuesday 12:00 pm Galano Club House @ Coffee Bar Literature
Wednesday 12:00 pm Galano Club House @ Coffee Bar 12 Steps & 12 Traditions or Living Sober
Thursday 12:00 pm Galano Club House @ Coffee Bar Beginners Meeting
Friday 12:00 pm Galano Club House @ Coffee Bar Open Discussion
2nd Fri/month - Speaker

Directions

Address:  6809 Guadalupe St  Austin, TX  78752

Resources

AA literature

  • The God Word

    Downloadable .pdf of the God Word pamphlet.

  • Big Book On-line

    AA Netherlands online PDF links for all chapters of the Big Book 4th Ed.

  • Big Book Part-I

    Downloadable .pdf of pages 170-276 of the Big Book 4th Ed.

  • Big Book Part-II

    Downloadable .pdf of pages 277-431 of the Big Book 4th Ed.

  • big book of aa

    Fourth edition (2001) of the Big Book, basic text of A.A.

  • 12&12 book of aa

    Bill W.'s 24 essays on the Steps and the Traditions discuss the principles of individual recovery and group unity.

  • Living Sober book of aa

    This practical 90-page booklet demonstrates through simple example how A.A. members throughout the world live and stay sober one day at a time.

Alternative literature

  • Do Tell book of AA

    This book contains thirty stories by atheists and agnostics who tell us “what it was like, what happened and what it’s like now” as they made their way to a life of long-term sobriety within the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Click here to sign up for free download

  • LGBT Voices in AA

    LGBT members' personal experiences in AA

  • Alternative 12-Steps

    PDF collection of alternative 12 Steps with varying verbiage for those looking for a different approach.

  • Questions & Answers on Sponsorship

    Whether you are a newcomer who is hesitant about “bothering” anyone, or a member who has been around for some time trying to go it alone, sponsorship is yours for the asking.

  • An Austin Atheist Tells His Story...

    One of the founders of the Children of Chaos has his works published in the October 2012 Grapevine

Other Resources

  • Beyond Belief

    This group of A.A. attempts to maintain a tradition of free expression......to assure suffering alcoholics that they can find sobriety in A.A. without having to accept anyone else’s beliefs or having to deny their own.

  • AA Agnostica

    AA Agnostica is meant to be a helping hand for the alcoholic who reaches out to Alcoholics Anonymous for help and finds that she or he is disturbed by the religious content of many AA meetings.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous

    This is the home page for AA with resources for all over the world

  • Addiction.com

    Do You Need An Agnostic 12 Step Program?

  • SMART Recovery

    SMART Recovery is an abstinence-based, not-for-profit organization with a sensible self-help program for people having problems with drinking and using. It includes many ideas and techniques to help you change your life from one that is self-destructive and unhappy to one that is constructive and satisfying.

  • Freethinkers in AA

    “Freethinker” encompasses the variety of beliefs and non-beliefs held by individual members. Recovering alcoholics who attend secular and freethinker A.A. meetings come together knowing that sobriety can be attained by anyone with the help of A.A. fellowship and principles, without necessarily relying on a god or even a “Higher Power.”

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