A fellowship of people helping other people with an addiction to obtain obstinance, which means no longer using a mood-altering substance such as drugs and alcohol. The process involves the participant admitting that they cannot control their addiction. Recognizing a higher power that can give strength. Examining past errors with the help of a sponsor and making amends for the errors. Learning to live a new life with a code of behaviors. In the end helping others who suffer from the same addiction.