I am currently seeking a deferred prosecution for a DUI, however, one of the requirement from the state and the treatment facility is that I attend 2-3 "self-help recovery support group, as determined by the assessing agency, for the duration of the treatment program" (RCW 10.05.150 #3). Well, I'm a strict atheist, and I've found both treatment and AA meetings to be extremely uncomfortable from the constant references to a higher power, God, and prayers. The places claim not to be religious, but just one glance at one of the required books and it becomes clear they have a Christian tone. My question is, does this violate the First Amendment? If so, how can I go about having this issue resolved? I feel like I'm being forced by the courts into believing in a God.
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