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Please Help SAVE SOS!

SOS is in financial crisis. For over 23 years, the Council for Secular Humanism (CSH) has financially supported Secular Organizations for Sobriety. Now, due to other commitments, CSH will severely cut their financial support for SOS. This is set to occur at the end of March 2014; however, CSH has recently agreed to continue their current level of financial support for SOS if SOS can raise $75,000 prior to March 31, 2014. We urge you to donate online here or send your tax deductible donation today to:

Save SOS
4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(Credit card donors may also call 323-666-4295 24 hours)

Secular Organizations for Sobriety has helped countless thousands of addicted persons reclaim their lives for over 28 years. We need your help now in order to effectively continue the implementation of the world’s oldest and largest alternative to 12-Step religious support groups.

Thank you so very much!

Jim Christopher
SOS Founder

UPDATE: The Indiegogo campaign to save SOS is up!
Hurry - the campaign ends March 14

Dear Friends,

     As many of you may know, we have been working on a documentary web series for the past two years. This project has been and continues to be an incredible experience for me! The show is called You Are Here TV and is a retrospect on the rapidly growing secular community in Los Angeles. Our new episode explores an incredible organization: SOS (Secular Organizations for Sobriety) and its founder, James Christopher. While in post-production with the episode, it was brought to our attention that SOS will be losing its funding in March of 2014. SOS has been around for over 35 years, boasts meetings all over the world, and has helped countless numbers to get clean and sober. The organization provides a place for alcoholics, addicts, compulsive overeaters and families and friends of alcoholics to go if the spiritual elements of the 12-step model are troublesome for them.

     You Are Here TV will be launching an Indiegogo campaign for SOS in just a few months, but in the meantime, James Christopher and SOS really need your help. Please watch our mini-doc on this amazing organization, and if you like it, please "Like" it and share it. Help us get the word out about SOS. We need your help!

     Although the campaign is a few months away, you can still donate to help the SOS cause. Simply visit them on the web at Or, if you know of anyone who would be willing to help with website re-design and our fundraising efforts, we would love and greatly appreciate your help!



Sarah Barker

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

SOS (also known as Save Our Selves) provides a successful and increasingly popular non-religious alternative to "Twelve Step" recovery programs. In November 1999, SOS launched a series of special events at the Center for Inquiry-L.A.  All SOS events are open to the general public and of course are clean and sober. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. The international headquarters of SOS is housed at the Center for Inquiry-Los Angeles.

Click on the links for more info:

News & Updates For group leaders    
What is SOS all about? Contact    
SOS Newsletter Books    
Find a meeting Jim Christopher radio interview    
More info      

News & Updates

Trailer for new documentary film, “The13th Step”


More info on "The 13th Step" here.

Hell yes! You Can Stay Sober!
In this video, SOS Founder Jim Christopher speaks out about sobriety.


Hear the interview with SOS Founder Jim Christopher on blogtalkradio :

Airdate: Mon, March 19, 2012


What is SOS all about?

SOS is an alternative recovery method for those alcoholics or drug addicts who are uncomfortable with the spiritual content of widely available 12-Step programs. SOS takes a reasonable, secular approach to recovery and maintains that sobriety is a separate issue from religion or spirituality. SOS credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety, without reliance on any "Higher Power." Read more here

SOS newsletter

The SOS National Clearinghouse publishes a quarterly newsletter that is filled with items of interest to all recovering substance abusers, to professionals, and to the families and friends of alcoholics and addicts. The SOS International Newsletter serves as an information source for group convenors and as a forum for newsletter subscribers. Subscriptions to the print edition are $18 per year. View the latest issue

Find a meeting

SOS meetings nationwide
SOS meetings in the Los Angeles area

More info

An Overview Of  SOS: A self-empowerment approach to recovery
Your First 30 Days
The Sobriety Priority
Your Sobriety Toolkit
Family & Friends Recovery

For Group Leaders

SOS Guidebook For Group Leaders

Contact Information

Jim Christopher
Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
4773 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA  90027
(323) 666-4295

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All of Jim Christopher's books are available for purchase at the CFI-L.A. Online Store. For more info, call  (323) 666-4295 or e-mail sos[at]

How To Stay Sober by James Christopher Unhooked by James Christopher SOS Sobriety by James Christopher Escape from Nicotine Country by James Christopher

Legal notice re Northern California only:
SOS is incorporated in California as SOS West Secular Organizations for Sobriety, Inc., a member-owned, nonprofit corporation. SOS West is not affiliated with the Council for Secular Humanism (formerly CODESH).

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