It retards scientific progress for those who want and need to recover from addictions. It has permeated the treatment industry. If you need rehab, good luck finding one that isn't just one giant and expensive AA meeting.
Then there are the people in AA. Now, taken individually, I've met some decent people in AA. However, when groupthink takes over, it's a nightmare. And how can't it take over? I've been in meetings and if you don't label yourself, you're forced into doing so. Now, once in a while some brave soul will have the temerity to just say "Hi, I'm John." You can look around the room and sense that people are uncomfortable with such a heretic.
Let's move on to shunning. OMG. What is the first question out of EVERY AA's mouth? How much TIME (trademarked) do you have? This is a way to establish the pecking order, the hierarchy, someone's TRUE worth. Never mind if you're a rapist or murderer, it's all about TIME.
Ok, those are just some of my thoughts which happen to be true. Anyone else have a real issue with AA they'd like to share? BTW, I could go on and on, but I'm interested in others pointing out the obvious.