It differs significantly from composed and verbal interaction in English. ASL is not a universal language; there are signed languages in other nations. ASL shows the distinct and beautiful culture of Deaf people in our country. Gallaudet University's National Deaf Education Center () is a good resource for additional information.
The recovery movement can be traced back to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith. The 12 actions of Alcoholics Anonymous have been adapted by various other 12-step programs, including Al-Anon, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Households, Co-Dependents Anonymous, Sex and Love Addicts Confidential, Narcotics Anonymous, Crystal Meth Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, and Overeaters Anonymous.