SOS- Secular Organizations for Sobriety Tampa Bay

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Part of the World Wide Family of Save Our Selves

Each person is the leader 
in his or her own sobriety.  Each Group, as each person, is separate yet a part of SOS.

Each individual is a leader in his or her own sobriety.  Our philosophy is that each individual is unique and should therefore find and fashion their own road to sober living and a full life.  We have no interest in members private beliefs or lifestyles.  All groups are independent and work together as a voluntary association of free-thought groups.

Our mission is recovery. 
This is an abstinence Group.  There is no hidden agenda

SOS - Save Our Selves 
offers an Alternative Self-Empowering approach to sobriety  In SOS Meetings we build a safe environment where there is NO Criticism of each others choices of recovery.
As in life, in recovery, there will be differing views on religion and spirituality. We welcome all at SOS, religious and non-religious, alike

There will be people with different views on politics.  To keep our focuses on recovery and keep our religious and political views intact, free from criticism or to have members trying to convert us to their religion, or politics.  It is in the best interest of the group and each of us that our religious or non religious beliefs be expressed with like minded people outside of meetings.


SOS or Save Our Selves, is a self-empowerment approach to sobriety. We believe it is each individual’s personal choice to use or not to use. We choose not to use, and not to drink, no matter what situations or circumstances arise. We hold all things to be separate from our sobriety. It is not dependent upon any outside influences, or a higher power, but simply put, a decision, to change our thoughts, change our habits and change our lives.

WE ARE NOT POWERLESS.  It is within each of us to make the decision not to use, by means of rational and reasonable thought processes. We welcome all people regardless of spiritual or non-spiritual beliefs. We support each other in offering new ideas, and are open to free thought and healthy skepticism. Ours is a SOBRIETY GROUP and as such that is our MAIN PRIORITY.

SOS International Advisory Board


Secular Organizations for Sobriety

James Christopher, C.A.S., D.A.P.A
Founder and Executive Director

International Advisory Board

Steve Allen
Humorist, Author
Ed Batis, C.A.S.
Community Activist, Educator, Domestic-Violence Issues, Drug and Alcohol Diversion, Los Angeles
Joseph D. Beasley, M.D.
 Director Comprehensive Medical Care, Amityville, NY; 
Bard Center Fellow in Medicine and Science; 
Director, Institute of 
Health Policy and Practice of the Bard 
College Center
Kenneth Blum, Ph.D.
President and C.E.O., 
SynerGene Global Inc.
San Antonio, Texas
Eric R. Braverman, MD
Director, PATH Medical and the
PATH Foundation, New York. NY
Bonnie Bullough, Ph.D. (1927-1996)
Professor of Nursing, 
University of Southern California
Vern L. Bullough, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor 
Emeritus, State University of New York; 
Visiting Professor of Nursing, University of Southern California
Mauro Ceccanti, M.D.
Instituto di Clinica Medico VI, Italy
Elizabeth Hartigan
Co-Founder of SHARE! 
(Self-Help and Recovery Exchange)
Lew Hollman, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Ruth Hollman
Co-Founder of SHARE! 
(Self-Help and 
Recovery Exchange)
Patricia Campbell Hughes
Chartered Counseling Psychologist, North Wales, UK

Charlotte Davis Kasl, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Author
Morris Kight
Commission for One, California; 
Commissioner on Human Rights, 
County of Los Angeles; 
Founder, Van Ness Recovery House; 
Founder, Gay and Lesbian 
Center, Los Angeles
Paul Kurtz, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, SUNY Buffalo
Zdzislaw Kutymski
Director, Federacja Klubow Abstynenckich 
w Polsce, Poland
John C. Langrod, Ph.D., A.C.S.W.
Director of Admissions and Evaluation, 
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of 
Yeshiva University
Gerald Larue, Ph.D.
Professor, Emeritus, University of Southern 
Christopher Lyon, Esq.
Solicitor of the Supreme Court, North Wales, UK
James Monroe, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Manijeh K. Nikakhtar, M.D., M.P.H.
C.E.O. and Medical Director, 
SAT Health Center 
(Substance Abstinence Treatment), 
Beverly Hills, California
Veronica Redd
Television Actress
Wallace Sampson, M.D.
Professor, Stanford University
Edward Tabash, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Valerie White, Esq.
Attorney at Law
William L. White, Ph.D.
Psychologist, San José, Costa Rica
Betty B. Zavon, B.S.R.N.
Senior Consultant, 
Ophthalmic Support Services
Mitchell R. Zavon, M.D.
President, Agatha Corporation, Managing Partner, 
Ophthalmic Support Services