The number one thing we hear is, My loved one hates 12-Step,
and they’ll never do it. And I wanna preface this by saying 12-Step is not the end-all, be-all. And it is the most popular and effective if done the right way. I haven’t seen the 12-Step program fail for people who have honestly worked it. Any time somebody relapses, you don’t hear them say, I did everything they told me to do. I worked all 12 steps. I sponsored people. I went to meetings. I had a sponsor. I followed my therapist’s
recommendations. I did everything they told me to do, and I ended up in an
alley with a crack pipe. You don’t hear that. They stopped doing what
they were supposed to do. Sure, they may have gone to meetings, they may have had a sponsor. They may have done a couple of steps. But if they literally worked the program, I have never had anybody
literally buy into the 12-Step program, work it effectively, and say they hate it.