A place where people go to wallow in self-pity and brag about their addictions.
It helps some people stay sober, but only through the superficial validation and amnesty for all of their wrongdoings. People in AA believe that nothing they have ever done is their fault, because they are afflicted with an addiction.
This definition was written by an ex heroin addict who has been clean for over a year. You don't need alcoholics anonymous to fix your life up- just a pair of balls.