“(Hereinafter, a 12-step program will always refer to a religion-based treatment program.)”
Please see link below for the court case legal documents. As you will see, his parole officer is a stepper and threatened Mr. Hazle with prison time if he did not participate in the 12-step program at Empire Recovery Center in Northern California. The fact that 12 step programs are religious is not in question. They are now working on his compensation for emotional damages and 100 additional days lost liberty when being sent back to jail after refusing religious 12 step treatment. More shall indeed be revealed.