The twelve-step program is a set of guiding principles outlining a course of action for recovery. Members of the program attend regular meetings. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was the first 12 step group and the method has been adapted to include narcotics, overeaters and many other groups. The process involves “working through the 12 steps,” with a supportive group. Membership in a 12 step group requires regular attendance at meetings, the selection of a personal sponsor to assist with the process, and a belief in the spiritual principles of the 12 steps. Does it work?