Community sober support is essential in treatment and imperative in continuing care and recovery support. Phoenix House clinical staff encourages clients to participate in self-help programs and provides lists of nearby locations and meeting times. While AA and NA are not part of our evidence-based professional therapy, they are supportive recovery elements encouraged by all of our programs. We make AA and NA literature available, encourage attendance at on-site and off-site meetings, and often include AA and NA participation as part of aftercare plans. We are firm believers in twelve-step recovery programs, but also recognize that they are not for everyone and may not be appropriate in every situation.