I have helped numerous people through recovery, and witnessed many recoveries. At the request of many friends, I will do a video series, where I will talk about the issues with AA (Alcoholics Anonymous), and why in many cases it is counterproductive. I will also answer questions, and later present solutions.
In general, substance abuse, drinking, and drugs are symptoms of a deeper underlying issue. AA removes the substances, but doesn’t fix the underlying issues, instead it uses social proof and pressure to convince the members that the only solution is AA, and sobriety. Any hopes or dreams for a normal life are gone, and a life of counting days and going to meetings and avoiding alcohol starts.