12 Step Rehab - Support for Addicts and Those Affected by Addictions

What is a common thread of all 12 step rehab programs? Twelve step rehab programs enlist individuals with a common addiction who wish to achieve recovery for not only themselves, but for other addicts as well. It's the sense of fellowship that sets 12 step rehab programs apart.

The leading edge addictions research data featured on this page specifically examines online “12 step rehab” query results for a one year period. The graphs below include search outcomes for 12 step programs for alcoholism, drug abuse, sex and porn addiction, anger management, eating addictions and more. The popularity of over 95,000 annual searches implies that 12 step programs are both popular and socially acceptable.

12 Step Program - Origin and Evolution

Alcoholics Anonymous pioneered the 12 step program. In fact, any organization or individual wishing to establish a 12 step program must secure permission from Alcoholics Anonymous to either adopt or adapt the “twelve steps”.

Graph 1 shows that with over 95,000 searches a year, a 12 step program is a popular approach for dealing with addictions and, clearly, with over 8,000 searches a year, Alcoholics Anonymous remains one of the most sought after 12 step programs.

Some of the popular terms in Graph 2 seem somewhat odd, such as “jewelry”. It turns out that 12 step jewelry is one example of a spin-off industry that has grown in the wake of 12 step recovery programs (giving jewelry to mark the successful recovery from an addiction), forming an unexpected but pertinent relationship to the topic of “12 step rehab”.

12 Step Rehab - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  97,000
12 step    95026
12 steps    53571
12 step program    29147
12 step programs    15001
alcoholics anonymous    8060
aa 12 steps    7727
12 step recovery    5403
12 steps of aa    4146
12 step jewelry    3864
christian 12 step    3283
steps of alcoholics anonymous    3189
12 step of aa    2923
12 step model    2754
12 step rebels    2528
christian 12 step program    2439
12 steps of alcoholics    2245
alcoholics anonymous 12 steps    2118
12 steps of recovery    2117
non 12 step    1961
alcoholics anonymous 12 step    1782
aa 12 step    1743
12 steps aa    1699
working the 12 steps    1376
12 step meetings    1374
12 foot step ladder    1291
recovering addicts    1204
12 step alcohol    1191
12 step groups    1153
12 step guide    1005
12 step process    920
0 97,000

12 Steps - What are They?

Essentially, the 12 steps involve admitting an addiction, seeking fellowship and support of others with a similar addiction, committing to helping other addicts, making restitution with those who were also harmed by addictive behaviors and in many cases, asking for spiritual reconciliation and direction.

Interestingly, the first search phrase listed in Graph 3 is “pagan twelve steps” with 821 searches, indicating that, in some instances, the 12 step program has been adapted to exclude the Christian aspect of traditional twelve step programs.

12 Step Rehab - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in 12 step rehab searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 12 step rehab exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  160,000
12    150468
step    97913
steps    54957
program    29421
aa    19820
programs    16309
anonymous    8840
alcoholics    8721
recovery    8641
jewelry    4240
christian    3349
model    2758
treatment    2678
rebels    2528
addiction    2161
twelve    2064
non    1968
ladder    1919
foot    1906
alcohol    1879
alternatives    1785
guide    1623
meetings    1444
working    1410
groups    1399
addicts    1228
recovering    1215
traditions    1179
rehab    1151
process    1004
pagan    859
porn    835
anger    809
sex    805
lyrics    798
how    789
worksheets    771
illness    734
chronic    732
what    717
drug    702
start    668
study    628
online    614
aluminum    607
spirituality    593
humor    567
serenity    558
alanon    536
workbook    506
resources    496
overeaters    402
management    402
anon    387
prayers    385
na    383
prayer    382
al    381
chat    378
cafe    377
radio    374
narcotics    358
alcoholism    344
children    338
adult    338
oregon    304
newport    284
gifts    254
support    244
sponsorship    243
california    240
addictions    231
meeting    226
group    216
history    192
kids    188
drinking    187
intimacy    184
bathroom    184
rise    182
interview    182
job    182
books    156
alcoholic    154
greensboro    151
programme    134
work    130
workbooks    129
florida    127
text    126
success    121
stop    120
literature    116
sugar    115
self    115
loss    114
weight    114
book    113
security    112
bible    110
0 160,000

Progressive Addictions Research from a Montreal Drug and Alcohol Rehab Center

This modern search frequency data has been sponsored by USDR, a Montreal drug and alcohol rehab facility near Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Interested in the promotion and development of innovative addictions research, this “12 step rehab” study is just one of many addictions research studies investigating substance abuse issues. To read more, visit other pages on this site.

12 Step Rehab - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 100  840
pagan 12 steps    821
12 step alternatives    807
sex addiction    781
12 step lyrics    761
12 step worksheets    757
alcohol treatment    661
12 step alcohol treatment    658
christian 12 step programs    577
12 step treatment    577
12 step anger    573
12 step recovery programs    571
12 steps for alcoholics    567
12 step humor    565
non 12 step treatment    554
12 steps to serenity    554
12 step spirituality    553
alcohol rehab    513
addiction treatment    500
rehab 12 steps    494
drug rehab    477
12 steps to recovery    445
treatment drug    438
addiction treatment drug rehab    438
addiction treatment drug    438
aa 12 step program    433
online 12 step    427
alcohol 12    425
12 step workbook    413
12 steps recovery    391
alanon 12 steps    380
12 step prayers    377
12 step cafe    376
12 step prayer    375
12 step recovery jewelry    375
12 step chat    375
al anon 12 steps    374
alcohol 12 step program    373
12 step radio    372
overeaters 12 step program    366
12 steps sex addiction    366
adult children of alcoholics    331
children of alcoholics    331
online 12 step programs    329
na 12 step    306
12 step anger management    280
aa and 12 steps    275
12 steps narcotics anonymous    274
12 step gifts    246
12 step sponsorship    243
traditions alcoholics    219
alcohol rehab california    219
addiction 12 step    204
12 step meeting    192
12 steps to aa    188
alcoholism 12 steps    184
12 steps for kids    184
bathroom 12 step    184
12 steps of intimacy    183
steps 12    183
12 step group    176
12 steps 12 traditions    170
alcoholics 12 steps    168
porn addictions    146
na 12 step alternatives    146
na 12 step online    146
12 step support    139
12 step support groups    129
12 step workbooks    128
alcoholic anonymous    127
alcohol anonymous    124
100 840