Recovering drug and alcohol addicts have a variety of paths they can follow in their journey through sobriety. The 12 Step A. A. Program is one of the most popular programs recovering addicts use to stay sober. With the program attracting criticism about its effectiveness from various sources in recent times, it is important to note that it continues to be the most popular program for those seeking to manage their alcohol or drug addiction. It is no doubt that this program works; below we will look at how participants can get the most out of it.