Originally created by the founders of alcoholics anonymous fellowship group in the 1930's. The 12 steps is the most well known recovery programme that has received world wide recognition. Initially developed to support those struggling with alcohol addiction. This treatment programme is transferrable to different drug addictions as although adapted the premise remains the same.

For those who have suffered long term addiction they may have tried a 12-step programme in the past and have decided that it doesn't work with them. The 12 step programme encourages connection and self-development and reflection. Individuals in active addiction can often use misconceptions around the 12-steps to defer this type of treatment. All the related fellowships that refer to the 12-step programme are used globally, with accessibility 24 hours a day 7 days a week with many success stories worldwide.