AA is a Cult, part 57
 
 One of the more destructive beliefs in Alcoholics Anonymous is that of the “dry drunk”. AA founder Bill Wilson came up with this idea to explain his own abhorrent behavior while sober, and to expand the definition of alcoholic to include people who never drank to excess or consequence. Because he insisted ” the bottle was only a symptom ” and that alcoholism was truly a “spiritual disease”, then anyone who ” sinned” in “alcoholic ways” could be declared an alcoholic, regardless of their drinking habits.