For most people the programs are a complete failure. Not only that but AA and NA do little in helping their members find any peace and fulfillment in life.
This places make drug addicts out of casual drinkers and users, by repetitive attacks against the person sense of self efficacy.
People should remember that 12 Step fellowships should always be a last option. New members do better if they are completely shattered and have no sense of identity.
Bill Wilson created the programs for people who had been given up on, who had gone to the very depths and had no more “yets” left.
With all the other options available the meetings should be almost empty. And it is my hope that people begin to seek better solutions.