Is the AA system of addiction recovery too unscientific to work?

Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are based in part on the idea of a "sponsor," a person who provides support in times of trouble or temptation. But the problem is that the sponsor system doesn't fit with current scientific understandings of how addiction recovery works. » 2/13/14 8:48pm 2/13/14 8:48pm