N. Lawrence Mann didn't use a 12 step program to get sober. His personal 3 step program got him started, and writing "addiction fiction" keeps him going.
When we hear the word "detox" we immediately think of an elimination diet, a juice fast or whatever the latest fad cleanse going on to clean up our bodies. What people tend to forget is that our skin is the largest elimination organ, responsible for 10-15% of total body elimination. That means we can actually put those diet detox's on hold because we can experience a detoxification process through our skin!