What is a 12-step program?

What is a 12-step program? Are there different ones?

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Alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most common 12-step program, aimed to help manage people's addiction to alcohol.

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Drug Rehab

12-step programs, like AA and NA, are common drug rehab supplements meant to extend throughout later recovery.

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Addiction Treatment

12-step programs are designed to help people manage their addictions to drugs and alcohol.

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Drug Treatment

Many recovering drug addicts use 12-step programs to actively manage their addictions.

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Alcohol Treatment

Many recovering alcoholics use long-term treatment methods, like 12-step programs, to help manage their addiction for the duration of their lives.


Twelve Step programs are used to assist people to recover from addictive or dysfunctional behaviors. The first 12 step program was Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) which was developed by two anonymous men, in the 1930s. The 12 Step approach has since grown to be the most widely used type of program used in dealing with not only alcoholism, but drug abuse and various other addictive or dysfunctional behaviors. Each step in the programs addresses a specific action the program developers believe the addict needs to perform in order to achieve the most well rounded state of wellness and recovery possible.

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