Inevitably when you are in a meeting, some guru, some Quackaholic has to tell everyone the reason AA has such a terrible success rate, is due to no one working the program, “as it was intended”. They all blabber about how everyone needs to get back to basics. What do they mean ? AA has been using the same basic material since the 1930s, has not evolved, refuses to acknowledge progress in addiction, and remains committed to its total cult lunacy. What basics are they speaking of ?