Let's all be respectful with this post, I struggled with AA and the Sober community because I didn't have faith. I felt that it was being pushed on me and in turn I thought that Religion was what recovery was all about. When I decided to make a change to a sober life I still found religion being a major point, I am not saying that religious persons should not share their stories, and I am not saying they should hide their religion (especially if that is the main factor that helped them). Other that God, how did you define your Higher power, and what did you find in YOURSELF that helped drive you. Again this is to help people that might feel pushed away, I am not trying to start a religious debate and I am definitely not trying to talk down religion.