12 Step

12 Step is a set of principles to strengthen your sobriety and guide you through your recovery process. The program was created over 70 years ago as part of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and countless people now credit their sobriety to working the steps. Discover 12 Step programs designed for addiction recovery and the power of engaging in support networks to strengthen your self-confidence.

Mastering the Language of AA: Key Terms You Need to Know

If you are new to or considering AA, it can be daunting at first. Feel more prepared with the help of this beginner's guide to AA terms.

What to Expect at Your First AA Meeting

If you have never attended a 12 Step meeting before, the idea of walking into a room full of strangers and sharing your story can be intimidating. To make your first meeting a bit easier, here are some tips from others in recovery.

Making Amends: How to Repair the Damage Caused by Active Addiction

Making amends is part of the 12 Step process and is beneficial to long-term recovery. Why it matters and how you and your loved one can heal from past trauma.

A Year of Step, Through My Eyes

While not everyone’s path to healing looks the same, for many, the journey to sobriety includes learning about the 12 Steps of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous). But could the steps also help someone who isn’t in recovery?

10 Podcasts For Recovery And Wellness

Mountainside alumni have curated a list of 10 podcasts on sobriety and wellness that you should know about for continuing your journey in recovery.

How 12 Step Fellowship Helps You Stay in Recovery

Forming your own support circle to help you overcome any challenge that comes your way is crucial. This is how 12 Step can help you find the support and understanding you need to succeed.

How to Find the Right Support Group for You

Whether it is 12 Step-based or one of the many alternatives, a support group can greatly impact your recovery. Find the right support group for you.

Build a Support Network through SMART Recovery

While many find success in 12 Step based support groups, there are alternatives for those who prefer a more science-based approach. SMART Recovery is one of those options.

Working the 12 Steps. Working Your Recovery.

Overcoming addiction is possible, but behavioral changes do not happen overnight. Learn how the 12 Step program can strengthen recovery and change lives.

12 Misconceptions About 12 Step Meetings

False assumptions about 12 Step meetings are common. Discover myths about the program and how it actually benefits those recovering from addiction.

The Importance of 12 Step in Recovery

Recovery is not straightforward. Discover how the 12 Step program provides the structure necessary for a sober life by promoting self-discovery and fellowship.

Does 12 Step Work?

Evidence-supported addiction treatment is often considered more valuable than other methods. Discover alternate treatment options that produce positive results.