I have never been to an alcoholics anonymous meeting, but I know alot of people regard it their live preserver, as it were, and make meetings several times as day. I am wondering though, how do the folks that run different AA meetings separate the truly dedicated from posers, or people with definite problems, but it isn't alcohol. I have a couple of examples: my sister-in-law started going to AA meetings. It's true my brother was an alcoholic, and I know that I saw his side in their many fights, but she gave alot worse than she got. She didn't want to go into the group that was made for spouses of alcoholics, she wanted to be in AA, and as far as I know she's still in it. My daughter-in-law's sister is truly an alcoholic, and she was going to AA, but then she heard that a celebrity who'd just gotten out of treatment was attending meetings at a certain place, and she started going there after getting all dolled up, and tried to catch the celebrity's eye. So, how do they sort out the posers? Or do they?