About SOS Tucson

  • What is SOS?
SOS (Save Our Selves, or Secular Organizations for Sobriety)  takes a self-empowerment approach to recovery. We believe that your recovery is a separate issue from all else. Above all, we accept that sobriety (abstinence) is our first priority, no matter what. 

We believe that addiction is a cycle of learned behaviors that have biological and psychological origins. Similarly, recovery is also a cycle of learned behaviors that, when practiced daily, lead to continued, long-term abstinence and recovery.

To achieve long-term recovery, we decide on a daily basis that our first priority is to do whatever it takes to stay clean and sober. This is the Sobriety Priority. We all have the same priority, but but each of us has a different set of strategies and techniques for achieving recovery on a daily basis.

If you would like to learn more about the SOS organization, please visit 
the SOS main website
  • What is SOS Tucson?
SOS Tucson is a loose-knit community of recovering addicts in our community who want to stay clean and sober and who believe in an absolute separation between church and recovery.

Unlike 12-step groups and other faith-based approaches,  we do not require you to believe in any higher power or deity. You are free to believe in whatever god(s) you want, or none at all. 

Our meetings focus on helping each of us find the tools we need to live our lives. There is no one right way to stay sober, but there are many paths leading in the same direction.  If our outlook and approach appeals to you, we invite you to attend one of our meetings. See our meeting page for times and locations. People new to SOS may also want to review What to Expect before attending their first meeting. 

For questions or problems related to this website, or for clarification on where, how, and when to find us, please e-mail the administrator for this page. Please note that we cannot respond by e-mail to requests for help, advice, or other personal matters.