I have been sober for over 30 years. I have never encounter the issues that you describe. I don’t have to do anything and AA do not force me to do anything. I don’t have to believe in anything eather. I only follow the path of successful people that has been sober for a long time. However I have a choice. The best thing that I got from AA is my ability to choose. That is real freedom. I don’t what AA are you talking about.