12 Step Program

A 12 step program includes 12 steps of recovery to help those struggling with substance addictions or behavioral addictions. The 12 steps are also used in programs dedicated to helping loved ones of addicts. 12 step programs include 12 step meetings where members go to share their experience strength and hope to help others in recovery.

The first 12 step program was Alcoholics Anonymous and all 12 step programs that followed are based on the original 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous.