Do I have to Join AA or NA?
Many drug and alcohol treatment programs incorporate the 12-step philosophy into their recovery plans, but there are some who do not. The ones that do may require patients to participate in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous programs, and some leave the decision up to the patient. As with any aspect of addiction treatment, the key factor is finding a program that will best fit your individual needs. The 12 Steps have helped thousands of individuals find long-term sobriety, but it doesn’t necessarily mean they are right for you. It would be best to talk with a trained professional who can advise you as well as educating yourself about your options. This will allow you to find the program that is a best fit for you.