12-step recovery programs have been foundational in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction since they were first developed in the 1930s. Today, these programs, like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), help people all over the world on their road to sobriety through a series of steps and meetings. But, do 12-step programs work for everyone? While they are very effective for many people, for some, a 12-step program might not be as effective as other therapies, or as a sole therapy. At One Community Health in Sacramento we believe in individualized treatment plans to overcome an alcohol or opioid addiction.