Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a 12-step program designed to help people with alcohol addiction. However, some people find that the program is not effective and decide to leave. Reasons for leaving AA include feeling judged, not believing in the 12-step process, aversion to group meetings, pressure to pay dues, and feeling that it's not the right time for them to be in the program. Additionally, some people may find alternative treatments more beneficial. People who are considering leaving AA should consult with a mental health professional for guidance and support.