AA is a Cult, part 58
 
 Alcoholics Anonymous encourages its members to confess their deepest secrets to a room full of nonprofessional peers. AA likes to behave as if alcoholics were inherently trustworthy, and superior counselors as compared with licensed therapists and ordained clergy. But AA members are not legally bound to confidentiality the way mental healthcare providers and religious ministers are. There is no recourse for broken anonymity in AA.