I don't need AA because I've never drank alcoholic beverages. I'm old enough to drink. I'm 33, almost 34. I have no intention of getting drunk. I won't touch alcoholic beverages at all. I was explained the dangers of smoking, drinking alcohol, and doing drugs when I was 8 years old. I was only a little boy then, but I made a vow that I would not smoke, drink alcohol, and/or do illegal drugs (or abuse drugs, legal or not) for any reason. I'm a grown man now, and I still don't smoke, drink, or abuse drugs. I'm not going to start. Smoking and drug/alcohol abuse destroys lives. And it tears families apart. A lot of families today are already dysfunctional without adding drugs and alcohol to the mix. I've heard that drugs and alcohol make it even worse. And I've known a few people who have gotten mixed up with that. My life is already difficult enough from dropping out of school, and from having kidney disease in my early adult years. I certainly don't need/want to make things worse.