Non 12 Step Programs

Non 12 Step Recovery

Non 12 Step Programs for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorder

Non 12 step programs are an alternative to the most popular form of alcohol addiction management and recovery support. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), a spiritual 12-Step program. AA has more than 2 million members worldwide in over 100,000 locally supported groups. It is a peer recovery and self-help program.

AA is spiritual in nature and calls on its members to turn their lives over to a higher power. This concept of spirituality in healing may not work for everyone. AA also expects its members to remain abstinent from alcohol and drugs completely, and this is also a concept that is not ideal for every person.

There are several alternatives to the 12-Step AA approach that may work better for some individuals. Four alternatives to AA are listed below. If you want to add a resource, contact us.


A secular network of support groups for living free of alcohol and other addictions.


Moderation Management

A behavioral program and support group network to help people to reduce their drinking and make other lifestyle changes.


Smart Recovery

A self-empowering addiction recovery support group.


Women For Sobriety

A nonprofit self-help organization helping women to overcome alcoholism and other addictions.


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