AA is not a cure-all. It would be a proiduct of false prode to claim that AA is a cure-all, even for alcoholism. (As Bill Sees It, p. 285)
In my early years of sobriety, I was full of pride, thinking that AA was the only source of treatment for a good and happy life. It certainly was the basic ingredient for my sobriety and even today, with over 12 years in the program, I am very involved in meetings, sponsorship and serive. During the first four years of my recovery, I found it necessary to seek professional help, since my emotional health was extremely poor. There are those folk, too, who have found sobriety and happiness in other organizations. AA taught me that I had a choice: to go to any engths to enhance my sobriety. AA may not be a cure-all for everything, but is the center of my sober living. (Daily Reflections, April 23)
I like that AA has always taken the posture that it isn't the only avenue to sobriety.