My mom's an alcoholic and has been almost all my life. I take it very personally (for a variety of reasons). I want to try to understand her problem so that I can be more help to her (and myself), but I keep running into the same problem. I don't believe in a "higher power". I've been to AA meetings and spoken to several recovering alcoholics, but they all rely on this "higher power". Does anybody know somebody that stopped drinking without relying on this "higher power" or does anybody have any thoughts on why this helps people quit? (Please refrain from "because there is a god" and trying to convince me there is a higher power in general.) Thanks a lot.