Maria Moore holds an Honours degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Integrative Psychotherapy, Postgraduate Diplomas in Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and a Diploma in Supervision. She has more than 25 years’ experience in practising psychology, psychotherapy and counselling. She was an original pioneer of the idea of online cyber communities, with her original pilot study being published in the International Journal of Therapeutic Communities. She has researched the merging of Transactional Analysis psychotherapy and the 12 Steps Programme for the last five years, and introduced treatment programmes based on the ideas reported in this book to a leading addiction clinic, where, until recently, she served as Clinical Director. These achieved far lower relapse rates than other methods.