Lead: Alcoholics Anonymous has helped millions of people kick their addiction to liquor, but like all human institutions, the group is not without its critics.

Intro: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts

Content: Since its founding in 1935, AA has shown remarkable resistance to institutional sclerosis. The emphasis on anonymity and local control have kept conflict at a minimum. That said the organization is not without its flaws and it has critics. They point out that AA is beneficial to many individuals, but not all.