We highly recommend you read an article entitled, "The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous" by Gabrielle Glaser in April 2015 issue of The Atlantic Monthly. The article posits that there are other treatments more effective.
A question in working with teens and young adults that often comes up is whether they are ready to believe in a higher power and whether a 12 step program is effective with this age group. But, then there are teens and young adults that have embraced AA or NA to the great betterment of their lives. This is an important topic and we look forward to continued dialogue on the subject.