If AA is a crutch, at least I'm walking

AA (as well as other 12 step meetings and therapy) is not an addiction. An addiction interferes with your life. 12 step meetings and other appropriate therapies enhance your life. Nevertheless, if you feel like 12 step meetings have become a crutch, or if someone says they are a crutch, be happy you are walking. And remember how much your relationships have improved because of the tools you have learned.


Get to a meeting, don't slip back into denial that you have a disease. Don't let other events get in the way of your keeping up a strong recovery program.