31 years ago I got sober via Alcoholics Anonymous but increasingly over the years my doubts regarding it effectiveness and efficacy has grown.
The NYTimes Upshot article mentioned above:
Do Alcoholics Anonymous participants do better at abstinence than nonparticipants because they are more motivated? Or is it because of something inherent in the A.A. program? How researchers answered these questions in a recent study offers insight into challenges of evidence-based medicine and evidence-informed policy.