Which is good to know when you consider that there are currently 3,350 AA groups in the UK, and counting.
Addiction Counselling World magazine also lists 23 UK 12 Step fellowship groups in its current issue (including Survivors of Incest Anonymous, Workaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous).
She said anyone who tried to incite a repeat last year's violent displays would be missing the point."Nobody wants a fight, we just want change," she said.
But she was forced to defend the wording of a sign she was brandishing - including the words "death to the monarchy" - when questioned about it by passers-by.
There were angry scenes as the procession continued, with police forming a ring of steel outside Parliament.
Officers stood firm, telling the protesters to stay within the boundaries.
While most opted for a Guy Fawkes mask, the crowd was also dotted with people dressed in Darth Vader helmets, while others were wrapped in scarves.According to reports the protest in Parliament Square dwindled by several hundred people at around 7.30pm as one man was seen being led away by officers.Splinter groups roamed the length of the route between Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.by Charles Bufe and The Real AA by Ken Ragge.* There is also a support group on the Internet called Recovery From 12 Steps**.In Britain, another side to the 12 Step/AA story is also emerging.