The 12 Steps: A Refresher Course

Since Alcoholics Anonymous introduced them in the 1930s, “the 12 Steps” have become virtually inseparable from any discussion of addiction recovery. At least 200 organizations–an “Anonymous” for everything from crystal meth to hoarding to pornography, plus other-named groups such as Celebrate Recovery–and countless treatment centers employ 12-Step programs for the benefit of their members or…