No, I have never been to an AA meeting; have you? I don't have a problem with alcohol & have never really drunk...
Regardless, I think there is a big difference in the sort of encouragement possibly needed by someone attempting to beat alcoholism... but anyway, regarding AA meetings - apparently only "about 5 percent made it to a year sober, regardless of whether they were self motivated or not..." AA Success Rate recoveryguy.hubpages.com › ... › Mental Health › Self-Help Groups
Anyway perhaps if AA provided access to/education regarding the vitamin mineral deficiencies that lead a lot of people to drinking in the first place & keeps them there, they may have a better success rate, rather than offering the "sort of encouragement" you seem to be implying they do?!
In any case quite a few people on ER4YT are not here so much, due to attempts to beat an addiction, (although true in some cases) but rather a lack of knowledge/education regarding nutrition...and encouragement to follow it