The method used in AA was later adapted for other twelve-step programs to aid in recovery for other addictions and compulsive behaviors.
As the name mentions, in this program or method, there are 12 different steps that a person must go through or follow on their road to recovery. There are alternative versions of the 12 steps in existence that are very similar to each other. Below are the steps for cocaine anonymous.
Each of these alternative versions comes with a support group and meetings. New members of this approach are urged to acquire a relationship with a sponsor. A sponsor is someone who has experienced recovery from the 12-step program and will guide the new person through the steps and give one-on-one support through hardship.