The monitoring program in my state has decided that alcoholics do not need to see an addictionist anymore. The program used to be that anyone who had a dependence diagnoses was required to see an addictionist.I am interested to hear what everyone thinks about this since. Both AA and NA have the same 12 steps, so I am unsure what their rationale is.Jack, if you read this, does the evidence indicate that the physiological changes in the brain are markedly different in an addict? If possible, please direct me research I can look at. In my recovery I attend much more AA than NA even though I am an addict.