12-step program

12-step program

A form of treatment, used initially by those who abuse alcohol or other substances, that relies on social support, interpersonal motivation, abstinence from the addictive substance, and spirituality. Over 200 self-help organizations employ 12-step principles for recovery. These include compulsions for gambling, hoarding of food, and sex. Ancillary groups have also been created, e.g., Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, for friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts. See: Alateen; Alcoholics Anonymous; Al-Anon; Nar-Anon
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TCI follows two basic principles: the 12-step program and behavioral control (BC).
For 5-Year Follow Up, the cases that attended a 12-Step program or a self-help program and about 27% went on to use heroin during the last 12 months compared to 34% cases that did not go to a program.
Now wrapping up her starring turn as the pill-addicted title character in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, she has battled her own real-life demons as a recovering alcoholic who adheres to the 12-step program.
Gil Harris, trust manager for the inn, created a 12-step program that allowed him and his team to tackle a different project each month, with each step containing a different environmentally themed undertaking.
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The treatment approach of a vigorous 12-Step program from a multidisciplinary staff is essential for recovery, and when that is in place the continued involvement with Narcotics Anonymous (NA) has produced success in weaning individuals off Suboxone.
was ordered to attend a 12-step program that acknowledges belief in a "higher power.
As a female recovering alcoholic and addictions counseling student, I am disturbed by some misconceptions in research and textbooks concerning the concept of powerlessness, particularly in the application of a 12-step program to white women alcoholics.
To help mental health professionals in training and practice assess and treat chemically dependent individuals, Osten (psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology) and Switzer (clinical psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology) outline an approach to working that combines psychotherapy with the 12-step program.