My Story

"I've spent nearly 20 years to build the Anit-12 steps as a solid support program for 12 step systems around the world".


Michael Visger was born in Rockford, IL in 1970. After living in Rochester, NY, and Kingsport, TN, he moved to Knoxville, TN where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and in Sociology/Criminal Justice. He worked for the adolescent outdoor recovery programs at Peninsula Village and for a residential treatment program, now closed, in downtown Knoxville. It was here where he created the Anti-12 Steps in 1996. After the close of the program, he worked for DRD (Drug Research Development) treatment centers with opiate addicts through 2000. Moving to Seattle, WA, Michael began work for Good Samaritan Behavioral Health, where he further structured the Anti-12 Steps and created programs for his clients. Michael worked for the Washington State Free and Clear Smoking Cessation Program while also running a small counseling practice in Tacoma, WA, where he has furthered his work to bring the Anti-12 Steps to those in need and hoping for support other than that provided by the traditional 12 Steps method. Michael is continuing his efforts to take over the world.


Michael also hopes to some day upset the 12-step community into talking a lot about the need to reach more addicts, and to update the 12 steps from their original creation. 



Yes, you can buy the book on Amazon paperback and KindleBarnes & Noble and Smashwords. 


Looking for one of our old cheaper copies - keep your eyes here (or just email us and we'll update you as to when the last copies we have are going up for sale. They're not as cleanly edited - or as pretty, but they are cheap and will go fast, since we don't have that many left. Stay Tuned. 


Order now for as low as $21.98 print, or $9.98 for download on Kindle or Nook. 


How Can I get involved?

Keep updated, we're looking to bring more information regarding all kinds of addiction, and we're looking for addiction experts to help expand our teachings and outreach to addicts everywhere.

Why does this seem new?

For many years the Anti-12 steps was an effort of one person testing and fine tuning the process to create the final steps we have today. Because addicts are known to tear apart and attempt to destroy any threat to their use, so with help we've worked to create a solid program that will withstand addicts resistance.

What we can do for you

The Anti-Step system gives you further tools and approaches to reach resistant addicts, and to further prevent relapse. As addiction has evolved so must our tools for reaching addicts and making treatment more effective.


How our services work

We're constantly expanding our services to provide educational resources. The Anti-12 Step book is out core information resource, but soon you'll find videos, lesson plans, and other products to help you and your group or program.