Mark had to attend A.A. meeting for 6 months before they would consider him for a transplant. The clinic we are at requires at least 2 a week for 6 months, before they will even put you on the list. The insurance companies will not pay for a transplant without it either They also have to continue going after transplant also, the clinic's want the gift of life taken care of and if rejection occurs you still qualify for another transplant. I don't think you will be allowed to attend the meeting's with him it is anonymous. Mark also had to get a sponsor. I don't how you can convince him to go, but if he gets pretty sick he will definitely wish he had been going. Mark actually felt the same way as your husband, but he bit the bullet and now he doesn't mind attending them at all. He is the only one at the meetings that needs a transplant, so he does open their eyes to the reality of what can happen to you healthwise if you continue to abuse your body. Wish I could have been of more help to you!