12-step programs

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12-step programs are self-help groups whose members attempt recovery from various addictions and compulsions through the use of a plan referred to as the 12 steps.

The first such program was Alcoholics Anonymous, which was begun in 1935.

Many other programs since have adapted the Steps to their own ends.

12-step programs:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous
Gamblers Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous
Sex Addicts Anonymous

Related programs exist to help family and friends of those with addictions. These programs also follow modified versions of the 12 Steps.