The 12-step programme originated from Alcoholics Anonymous' 12 steps for recovery from Alcoholism.
The Original 12 Step Recovery Programme
At the core of this programme are:
- The 12 Steps of recovery
- The 12 Traditions of the unity of recovery groups. Tradition 3 states that the only requirement for membership of a 12 step group is a desire to stop a behaviour that is causing problems.
- The 12 Concepts of World Service for the very survival of Alcoholics Anonymous
Other 12 Step Recovery Programmes
There are hundreds of different 12 step programmes worldwide.
These are some of the 12 step programmes described on this website:
There are many other 12 step programmes. For example: