This version of the 12 steps, modified with permission from AA World Services, is specifically tailored to teenagers and youth.
A twelve step program for teens and young adults has a unique set of challenges. Whereas many adults may not have a problem admitting that their lives are unmanageable, teens who haven’t been using drugs very long may have a tough time seeing this.
However, we are all aware that teen drug abuse is on the rise. Parents, friends, family members, teachers, and others in the young person’s life may see the problem arising, but often the young person does not.
Teens and young adults involved in The Insight Program connect with a recovering community comprised of peers. Twelve step recovery for teens and young adults depends on the formation of positive peer relationships and spiritual connection. Insight provides a twelve step program designed to meet these needs.