AA is a Cult, part 56
 
 Lest people think they can quit drinking on their own, an Alcoholics Anonymous slogan warns “When a person tries to control their drinking, they have already lost control.” As if control, once lost, could never be regained. But they promise “AA will work if you want it to work.” This lets AA off the hook for all those times, the majority, when AA does not work: it was the alcoholic’s fault.