Like Project MATCH, the VA study also found some evidence suggesting that 12-step
self-help group involvement after treatment may be more beneficial for patients who have received 12-step
-oriented treatment, compared with patients who have received CB treatment.
More offbeat items include a novelty 12-Step
8-ball ($21) and a Bill W.
Individuals who struggle with substance and process addictions often participate in 12-step
groups as an adjunct to the therapeutic process or in lieu of formal treatment (Knack, 2009).
They do not provide on-site professional treatment services, but typically require or strongly encourage attendance at 12-step
Pharmacological approaches to addiction recovery have shown little success and therefore, a non- pharmacological approach such as cognitive behavioural therapy along with a 12-step
approach may result in an improved, sustained recovery .
treatment method is spiritually based and the treatment method may be preferred by certain populations; however, individuals that are court-mandated to receive treatment at facilities that primarily utilize the 12-Step
treatment method violate the fundamental notion of the separation of church and state.
The books are being published by Teen-Anon, for 16 years the country's only 12-step
national fellowship for teenagers dealing with substance abuse issues.
The community-based empirical literature is robust with regard to the most frequently practiced approach, the 12-step
approach--which is an interrelated set of practices, beliefs and experiences leading to recovery (3) and conceptualized as guided self-change processes.
We all appreciate the hard work that Helen put into the set up and delivery of the project, initially based on the concept of combining a 12-step
recovery programme with art workshops.
Starting Monday, Pleasant Street Church will offer to the public a weekly 12-step
recovery program, based on the Bible, called Celebrate Recovery.
This book seeks, as the title suggests, to integrate the ideas and processes of the 12-step
movement (such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous) with more conventional psychotherapy.