His unusual path to recovery led through science, skepticism and speeches

For some people, faith is the path to addiction recovery. For Dan Morris, it was reason.

Morris is recovering without God but with many of the elements some people get from church: a like-minded community, passionate commitment and the opportunity to testify.

Morris helped found the Secular Community of Anchorage, a group defined by lack of belief. Alcoholics Anonymous didn’t work for him, with its spiritual foundation, but a mostly online program of cognitive behavioral therapy did. Read more here.