Twelve-Step Program

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Twelve-Step Program

Any program modelled after the 12-step self-help-group program used by Alcoholics Anonymous for rehabilitating alcoholics; central to all such programs is the belief in a God, transpersonal spiritual form of energy or superhuman power.

12-step programs have been developed for those with cocaine abuse, emotional lability (Emotions Anonymous), obesity (Overeaters Anonymous), sexual addiction (Sexaholics Anonymous) and others.

Twelve-Step Program

Addiction disorders Any program modeled after the 12-step self-help-group programs used for rehabilitating alcoholics, Alcoholics Anonymous; central to all 12-SPs is the belief in a God, transpersonal spiritual form of energy, or superhuman power
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Levine (2014) in his book emphasizes that recovering addicts need to attend 12 Step programs in addition to Buddhist recovery meetings, to ensure that they have the best chance of avoiding relapse and maintaining abstinence [35].
All of our participants are also regular participants in a weekly 12 Step programs, which focuses on cognitive and behavioural changes necessary to "recover" from drug and alcohol abuse and other addictive behaviours, and maintain abstinence or recovery from addiction on a daily basis.
The 12 Step program identifies critical situations for the addict that trigger addiction, emotional dysregulation and maladaptive responses.
One can argue what has been problematic for many addicts is that the 12 Step program alone, historically, has been the emphasis on faith in a "higher power", which is recommended as way to provide a sense of security and confidence to meet life's difficulties.
In addition to the many alternatives listed, there are also faith-based groups for those so inclined, including 12 step programs such as AA ("Trust God, Clean House, Help Others"), Celebrate Recovery programs, and house of worship counseling, if available ("Come Unto Me, all of you who are weary and heavily burdened, and I will give you rest").
In contrast, SPIRIT RECOVERY MEDICINE BAG is arranged around health and wholeness, and offers 12 step programs and insights on how real transformation is achieved.
The Biblical Recovery Course & Twenty-Eight Day Program, a six+ week online course is a Christian faith oriented alternative to 12 Step programs, residential rehabilitation, and other traditional treatments.
The 90 in 90 parallels the model set by 12 step programs encouraging addicts to attend 90 meetings in 90 days.