http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/04/the-irrationality-of-alcoholics-anonymous/386255/It might be bullshit for you but plenty people seemed to have gotten satisfaction from it. Some people attend meetings in order to learn how to "move the fuck on". Lot of them never grew up past the point they started drinking/using and needed to spend time with people who have actual experience dealing with the day to day issues of addiction. Not a doctor, not a family member who means well and will do anything for you but has never lived that life, but an actual person who survived it and can maybe show you a few ways to deal with that part of it and convince you to stay clean another few days, maybe just a day if you're just starting out.
You seem to be implying that drugs that get you over the DT's and some therapy is all that lifestyle is about. You're an alcoholic, you know that there is more to it. What about when you start feeling better? What's to stop you from going to get on that dope again? Therapy is just fine, its a good step to take. Maybe there will be a real live recovering addict as a counselor who can help you out with your issues, though he will probably just tell you to go get in some AA/NA meetings and get a sponsor before you come back to see him lol.
I can't find the study, but AA ranks very, very low in the most effective treatments available. It's a holdover from the 30s when people didn't understand addiction as they do now.
Talking to people is fine. Having a sponsor isn't a bad idea. What's wrong is when it's the first thing people are told to turn to or when you are ordered by a court to go to AA (I have not personally been through this because I don't drive drunk). iirc AA has an efficacy rate of about 12%, while drugs for addiction combined with modern therapy are more like 70% or higher.