My husband is a problem drinker with a diagnosis of bipolar. He approached his psychiatrist on moderation management as an approach for his drinking issues versus the 12 step AA program. (psychiatrist changed the diagnosis from alcoholic to problem drinker after the BiPolar (BP) diagnosis at his last hospitalization.) Ultimately, he hates the lack of accountability or personal responsibility in the AA program...the line that he is "powerless" over his choices. He accepts responsibility to choices he's made & is working to change it. Now that husband is on his medications (& sober) I see an entirely different person; the man I married & it's good to see him again. I seriously have no problem if he has a drink or two.....with a few caveats. 1. Medications 2. Mania/grandiose decisions. 3. Definition of moderation/if husband steps over that line. I've made no comment on this one way or another. I hold husband accountable for his decisions....let him know that if alcohol ever ever came before our marriage or family again I didn't see any other resolution than separation/divorce. Our family, as a whole (including himself) deserved better. We cannot afford, emotionally, physically or financially, the stress of chronic drinking. Has anyone seen any other course of treatment for MI/CD issues? husband is very stable & is motivated to stay the same. He resents the AA guidelines. Personally, I don't care about the diagnosis or treatment plan. Will it work for husband? Has anyone seen a change for the positive utilizing the moderation management plan?