Thank you everyone for your responses. I want to be clear about a few things:
#1 I understand I have a serious problem and cannot drink. #2: I understand that I cannot do this by myself and need help from some institution, organization, counselor, or combination of the above
#3: I understand that AA has helped many non-religious people.
#4: I have not ruled out AA, but in my objective experience it has not worked well for me. I would try it again, as a friend told me that some AA groups have subcommunities (i.e. just men, just Christians, etc.) and its possible one might fit me better
#5: I am still interested in hearing from anyone who has gone to Rational Recovery of some organization other than AA where they have had success. Surely AA cannot be the only organization that has helped people.
#6: I am a little confused by the aggressive "hey, dude, wake the hell up punk" attitude. As I mentioned previously, I do not find this kind of tough guy confrontation helpful (which, I will point out is different from confronting in a direct manner). I get the feeling that those of you who write this way are either reformed alcoholics or loved ones of alcoholics that seem to think that every alcoholic is exactly the same and just needs to be treated harshly. Maybe you're right, but I honestly have to say I do not find it at all helpful.
Finally, again, thank you to everyone who has responded. I know its kind of weird to post personal stuff in a running community, but its helpful to get some perspectives from people (runners) who are generally pretty sane.