I borrowed this topic from another poster. Hope you don't mind. : )
This has the potential to be a good topic. My own experience with AA was 20 open meetings that I was mandated to as the result of DUI. I have never been to a closed AA meeting in my life.
I have not had a drink of alcohol for over 2 ½ years now. I used to spend over US$1,000 each month on alcohol (this dollar amount would increase in connection with the NFL season). So now I am saving at least that much each month.
I am healthier now and don’t have to deal with hangovers each morning. What a wonderful thing. I am eating better and getting more exercise as well. In addition, I am more productive at work, although I have always enjoyed what I do for a living.
So for me I am financially better off as well as in better physical health.