The missing element in all 12-Step programs is a solid answer to "After sobriety what?" The missing component in all forms of spirituality is "After enlightenment/salvation what?" It is as though once we are sober and/or saved, magic happens and everything falls into place and we live a life of meaning and purpose until we are gathered to our ancestors in the Pure Land on the Farther Shore, or the Kingdom of God, whichever we would prefer. That didn't happen before we were high all the time, but we thing it will happen once we sober up. Good luck with that. There is a Zen maxim that sets us straight: "After enlightenment, the laundry!" B-I-N-G-O!!! In place of "the laundry," substitute "whatever needs to be done"! And do that. In each situation as it arises. All our life long. That's what enlightenment does for us. And, sobriety. By offering a program that enables us to maintain enlightenment and sobriety would guide us in developing a practice of integrity/sincerity/spontaneity, balance and harmony, living out of our original nature, exhibiting our innate virtues/character, serving spirit/heart, life/energy/vitality, honoring what is meaningful to us by doing things that are meaningful with our life, embracing emptiness/stillness/silence regularly and intentionally, living mindfully/consciously, seeing and doing what needs to be done as it is called for in all situations and circumstances, no matter what, as long as we are alive. Until that happens, things will be as they are forever.