Okay, i guess in full disclosure...I was one of those people who denied a problem, then denied the seriousness of it, then fully accepted that i had a drinking problem but did nothing to fix it. I have now committed to stopping, but i'm only on day three. The only thing is i'm already a religious person, have never had a problem accepting criticism, but have had bad experiences at school, religious groups, etc. with people assuming i'm just being a know-it-all. Because of my deeply religious background, i had been brought up my whole life to understand that the acceptance of a higher being, honest evaluation and righting your wrongs are all integral to recovery/stability, so once i got past acceptance and committment to change, i had a headstart on pretty much all except steps 10, 11, and 12, because those require continuous work. Does it ever happen where some people just need encouragement, but they don't need the convincing that comes with the territory sometimes? Also, since i don't believe in interfaith at all, though i am a christian, is it possible to go to the meetings without being present for group prayer, etc.? Thank you for reading this.