First of all, good luck finding any statistical facts supporting that 'AA' works, for all that I can find it statistically is no better than an individual quitting on their own. The best I could find is ~5% best case scenario.
If that. Irrelevant. The point is that a real alcoholic cannot
quit by oneself. He/she needs the crutch of something like A.A. Statistics has nothing to do with ti. These days about three-quarters of the people you see at A.A. meetings are there because some judge decided that would be a part of their DUI rehab program. It's not going to work. Nor is it ever going to work for someone who goes to A.A. thinking it'll give him information on how to drink responsibly. No way A.A. is goin to help any of those people, nor does it make any claims of being able to do so.
After going through the program myself, I'm fully convinced it’s a political scam that’s all about profit.
Profit? Who profits? There are no dues or fees for A.A. At meeting the hat is passed and it's up to you whether you want to drop some loose change in there. A person could go to meeting seven days a week for the rest of his life, drink free coffee, and never contribute a cent. There are those who do. To claim that A.A. is somehow "about profit" isabout the dumbest thing you could possibly have said.
As for it being deemed a 'Disease' comparable with diabetes- what a crock of ****.
So the U.S.Surgeon General's office is full of ****? It defined alcoholism as a disease back around 1958 or thhereabouts.
It's an addiction- like everything else our consumer lives are built to be.
Fyi, most drug addictions are also considered to be diseases -- mental diseases -- by most health-care professionals, againn including the Surgeon General's office.
It's a mishandled, mislabeled, and overall misinformed problem stemmed from real world issues. But instead our intellectual stunned society clings to the fallacies spewed from crude prophets who didn't know the difference between a common infection and a mystical curse from the devil.
I don't recall that anyone but you has so far mentioned "the devil." Those last two sentences of yours make no sense whatever.