Before I stopped drinking I used to say that AA was a great program that helps millions of people but it wasn't for me. After I stopped my drinking I came around to realize that it was for me and I've been in the program ever since, and have stayed sober as a result.

If I can give you one piece of advice it's don't let the God stuff they talk about in meetings drive you away. In its essence AA is a spiritual program but not a religious one, meaning that there is no expectation that members adopt a specific faith. The spiritual part of it is important though. When I was drinking the be all and end all of me was alcohol so learning to re-connect with powers greater than myself and my addiction was essential to not just getting sober but for living a fulfilling life overall.
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.