AA Cracked: What AA Doesn't Want You to Know

Medically Reviewed By Kayla Loibl | Last Edited : December 02, 
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Why You Might Want To Look For Another Way

We got AA cracked. Alcoholics Anonymous, the first, most popular, and arguably the most successful mutual help fellowship worldwide, and the 12-step method have a virtual monopoly on alcoholism treatment and recovery. Their way is trumpeted by a majority of physicians/doctors and addiction specialists. Popular culture is awash with AA speak and philosophy.

The 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are deeply ingrained in the US that a lot of people, including therapists and doctors, believe joining meetings, earning sobriety chips, and never drinking another drop of alcohol is the only way to get better.

Everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY, is of the belief that Alcoholics Anonymous meetings work and that theirs is the only viable solution out there. The media’s almost collective uncritical endorsement of AA might be a factor in this, even though things are slowly starting to change thanks to the internet.

I can't argue that AA is a fantastic source of support for a lot of people and it is effective.....for a very small minority.

Only 3% of those who attend AA meetings remain sober after 5 years. So, yes, it is effective for a very small minority, but no more effective, statistically at least, than attempting to quit alcohol independent of any outside help.

In short, AA doesn't actually work for the great majority of alcoholics. In other words IT IS A MYTH THAT ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS WORKS.


This is not the only myth doing the rounds about AA. There are others that help AA maintain its position as the number one treatment option for alcoholism, and 'relegates' any other alcoholism treament as 'alternative.

Our free e-report uncovers 5 myths about AA that are just that, myths.

  • AA Works
  • AA Is Not A Cult
  • AA Is Open To All
  • AA Is Without Hierachy
  • AA Is The Only Viable Alcoholism Treatment Option

So before you, or someone you care about, attends AA or another 12-step meeting read AA-CRACKED. And then, if you're still happy to attend Alcoholics Anonymous then at least you can safe in the knowledge that you know what you're getting into.

AA-CRACKED doesn't just criticize, it criticizes constructively. Not only will you learn about the myths circulating about AA, but you will also find concrete alternatives to the 12-steps.

Such alternatives include:

So, if you want to learn the truth behind AA and discover viable alternatives to the 12 step method then fill in the form below and download AA-CRACKED.

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There are Other Ways to Get Your Life Back

If Alcoholic Anonymous doesn’t seem to work for you, there are many other options to help you on your recovery from alcohol abuse. Reach out to a treatment provider today.

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Lead Writer/Reviewer : Kayla Loibl

Licensed Medical Health Professional 


I am a Mental Health Counselor who is licensed in both New York (LMHC) and North Carolina (LCMHC). I have been working in the Mental Health field since 2015. I have worked in a residential setting, an outpatient program and an inpatient addictions program. I began working in Long Island, NY and then in Guelph, Ontario after moving to Canada. Read More


The Guardian. 'Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life, but now I’ve lost my faith'. November 29, 2015. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/29/alcoholics-anonymous-saved-my-life-but-i-lost-my-faith

Los Angeles Times. Alcoholics Anonymous doesn’t work for everyone -- and that’s OK. July 30, 2010. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2010-jul-30-la-oew-coy-alcholics-anonymous-20100730-story.html

The Atlantic. The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous. April 2015. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/

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