"In time, I grew to alternately resent and hate AA because in some ways it stole my husband from me. He stopped going out at night or socialising with anyone who was not a member. He went to meetings at least once a day, sometimes twice. The only person he spoke to, aside from me, was his sponsor. I knew it was keeping him sober, but I was not sure, as someone had told me, that it was not one addiction replacing another" writes Janine di Giovanni in Ghosts by Daylight: A Memoir of War and Love (Bloomsbury).
The question whether one addiction is simply replaced by another I do find a rather academic one for not all addictions are the same - some will eventually kill you, others will help you living a constructive life.