Hi barye! I’m new to the site and fairly new to the Catholic Church also! Would love to hear how God lead you to his church???? I’ve been in AA recovery for 5 years now. Haven’t picked up a drink one day at a time. I found working the steps and living by its principles in all my affairs has been so important to me staying sober. Also makes me a better Catholic! Celebrating recovery is great program i actually had a lot to do with starting one at the Assembly of God Church I use to attend. If it’s working for people great! I to had the same issue as you did with it though. I also felt they were trying to reinvent the wheel a bit which I didn’t like.