The subject of Alcoholics Anonymous has come up on the forum lately, and I don't recall it ever being a subject of a podcast. Is there any evidence supporting it's efficacy? Is it anything more than a religious
cult group that can't live up to it's promises? I am particular troubled because judges regularly sentence people to go to meetings; If those meetings are not only overtly religious (higher power, etc.) but non-efficacious, why don't we here more about that in skeptical circles? If they are efficacious, why don't we hear about secular alternatives?