Matt Talbot did not have the recovery option of Alcoholics Anonymous, which would not be developed for another half-century. However, former Vice-Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Matt Talbot, Fr. Morgan Costello, has noted in his publication,“Matt Talbot: Hope for Addicts” (1987; 2001), that elements of A.A.’s twelve-steps can be identified in Matt’s alcoholism recovery.  In his Winter, 2012, quarterly newsletter, The Twelve-Step Review, Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P. discusses the value of belonging to an anonymous fellowship today, not only for the addict but also for spouses, parents, children, or friends of addicts. His article, “Do I Need a 12 Step Group?” is helpful for those skeptical about 12 Step Programs.