I saw this last night for the first time- appalling!
Read the book "The Diseasing of America:" by Stanton Peele. He debunks all of that nonsense. I do not drink (never have) but saw this movie for the first time on TCM last night.
AA is a dangerous, destructive cult which damages those seeking help. As a nurse there is ONLY detox that is a medical issue all of the rehab stuff and "poor me" excuses are a joke.
This is a simplistic movie that ids so disconnected from reality it is just laughable.