While some individuals may be successful in working the 12 Steps on their own, it is generally recommended to do them with the support of a community or a sponsor. The 12 Steps were originally designed to be worked in a group setting, and having the support of others who have gone through similar experiences can be extremely beneficial. A sponsor can provide guidance, support, and accountability throughout the process. Additionally, many people find that attending meetings and participating in a recovery community can help them stay motivated and maintain their sobriety.