Sep 23, 2011 | By Tim Stoddart

List of 12 Step Programs

12 Step Recovery

list of 12 step programs

Sober Nation never has, nor ever will form an opinion on how people chose to find recovery. With that said, we have seen an overwhelming number of people get sober through the 12 steps.

There are many available options outside of the 12 steps. We have put together an entire list of services and resources for people who may be looking for something other than a list of 12 step programs and services.

However, below you will find a complete list of 12 step programs. These programs range from drug and alcohol addiction to eating disorders and even love and sex addiction.

Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Alcoholics Anonymous –
Narcotics Anonymous –

Eating Addictions

Food Addicts Anonymous –
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous –
Overeaters Anonymous –
Anorexics and Bulimics Anonymous –
Compulsive Eaters Anonymous –
Eating Disorders Anonymous –
Overeaters Anonymous –

For the Family

Al-Anon/Alateen –
Adult Children of Alcoholics –
Nar-Anon –
Families Anonymous –
Parents Anonymous –
Co-Anon/ Cocaine Anonymous –
Co-Dependents Anonymous –

Other Anonymous Fellowships

Cocaine Anonymous –
Gamblers Anonymous –
Dual Recovery Anonymous –
Emotional Health Anonymous – Emotional Health Anonymous
Debtors Anonymous –
Nicotine Anonymous –
All Addictions Anonymous –
Chemically Dependent Anonymous –
Crystal Meth Anonymous –
Dual Diagnosis Anonymous –
Heroin Anonymous –
Marijuana Anonymous –
Methadone Anonymous –
Pills Anonymous –
Prescription Anonymous –
Recoveries Anonymous –
Bettors Anonymous –
Bloggers Anonymous –
Clutterers Anonymous –
Emotions Anonymous –
Gamblers Anonymous –
Hepatitis C Anonymous –
HIV AIDS Anonymous –
Kleptomaniacs and Shoplifters Anonymous –
Procrastinators Anonymous –
Recovering Couples Anonymous –
Schizophrenics Anonymous –
Self Mutilators Anonymous –
Spenders Anonymous –
Survivors of Incest Anonymous –
Trauma Anonymous –
Workaholics Anonymous –

Sex and Love Addictions

Love Addicts Anonymous –
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous –
Sex Addicts Anonymous –
Sexaholics Anonymous –
Sexual Compulsive Anonymous –
Sexual Recovery Anonymous –

27 responses to “List of 12 Step Programs

  • Shari Lynn

    10 years ago

    You are missing and
    under earners is an off shoot of debtors anonymous
    and arts anonymous is its own entity. And I have to agree with Bob not all the programs listed are actual 12 step programs. each program must file for permission to use/adapt the 12 steps from AA directly in order to be legitimate and follow the 12 steps and traditions per their program.

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    • Bob, What do you propose or that you feel should be done to make sure all 12 steps anonymous programs are what they claim and/or what should done about those programs that fall short?


      • There is not much that can be done. I would have hoped that a site like this which purports to be anonymous 12 Step groups would list just that. Bloggers Anonymous is a humor piece and Kleptomaniacs and Shoplifters is nothing more than a free plug for a private therapist

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  • Lol, Homosexuals anonymous!? I seriously doubt that is a legitimate 12 step program since the reason for 12 step program is mainly to help you become the person you really are, and not to push it away. These people should be getting help with accepting who they are in stead of helping them deny it. They say their gole is not to become heterosexual, but more like Jesus… Well, nobody knows what sexual preferance Jesus had since he supposedly died a virgin, and he never said that being gay was wrong. That came later, when the roman army kept having sex with little boys. So, actually, homosexuality isn’t wrong, but sexual abuse is. In my opinion what’s wrong is how kids are raised in religion. Raising kids in religion is okay, in my opinion, just tell them the truth, too.

  • Anyone else notice that “Procrastinators Anonymous –” was blank, what a riot.

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  • Frank McEvoy

    8 years ago

    I guess Procrastinators Anonymous members haven’t gotten around to setting up their website.

  • As long as you are making a ,it’s, please add CPA – Chronic Pain Anonymous – for people who recognize that they have been powerless over their pain. It is a national group and can be found at It offers online or telephone meetings as well as in person meetings if you are lucky enough to live near a chapter.

  • rachel c.

    7 years ago

    sorry I’m obviously a bit behind in this forum but there are a bajillion different 12-step programs so if Christia……procrastinators 1Anonymous wants to wait to put up their freaking website I guess that’s why they’re in procrastinators Anonymous just like homosexuals; the homosexuals anonymous is not to dehomosexualize them it’s to make them feel comfortable and be around other people who are homosexual or that they can talk about things you don’t think that “gays” don’t even rhink about like because they are attracted the same sex male or female they are village idiots tbat that deserve zero respect….disgusting world we live in ( and im straight with aan ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS husband

  • Anastasya

    7 years ago

    There is one legitimate 12-step fellowship for food addiction and compulsive eating – Greysheeters Anonymous! It works!

  • Does anyone know of a 12 Step Recovery programme that caters to more than one addiction

        • Greg Schwartz

          5 years ago

          I’ve found they all share the same core: addiction to something outside of yourself and a higher power…most welcome all people…

  • In response to the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain the week of Monday 6/4/2018 —

    Twelve Steps & Depression

    What use is my life? Who knows? No matter if you pray or not, you may not know why you are here. Your life may feel without purpose. When you walk to the bodega to buy a soda, you kick a can off the sidewalk. Because you kick that can away, you save someone’s life. No one falls and dies. That may be your purpose in life.

    None of us know why we are here. People filled with faith think they know, but they do not. Your purpose in life may not be known to you. But you’re accomplishing things every day, even if you do not feel that way. One day you kick that can away, another day you step on a burning cigarette butt and prevent a fire.

    None of us gets out alive. Death comes soon enough. There’s no need to rush it. Around the corner, love may walk in to your life and stay awhile. You do not know. No one does.

    Most happy productive people do not realize they are happy and do not think about themselves. They just do what they do everyday. Sometimes what they do turns out good. Sometimes not. They don’t think about it. They just go on.

    While unhappy, you hurt like hell. You just want it to end. It does. Time cures most wounds of the soul. Medicine and therapy help too. That pain doesn’t last forever. It just feels like it will last forever.

    What to do with all that pain? Go to a 12 step meeting. Listen. No matter how bad things are for you, you’ll hear stories of someone who’s got it worse. When you hear those stories, you may think maybe things aren’t that bad, at least not as bad for you, as they were for the person whose story you heard. The person who spoke is in recovery and getting better. You can get better too.

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