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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

twelve-step program,

n group programs that treat problems such as alcoholism by completing twelve tasks. Participants gain self-acceptance and share experiences. Twelve-step programs traditionally ask members to rely on a power greater than their own.
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It helps me to remember that this longing for clarity, so familiar to those in Twelve-Step programs, is expressed in a prayer for help--in the fervent hope for a kind of discernment that relies on God's grace and strength, every day.
Twelve-step programs include making a list of those you have harmed, sharing it with someone and then making amends, when possible.
Throughout the book McCorkel draws comparisons between PHW and twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
TWELVE-STEP PROGRAMS are renowned for their ability to bring communities of sufferers of addictions and compulsive disorders together in a climate of support and respect, and through the steps, to empower sufferers to create personal change for a healthier life.
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The chapter discusses the Twelve-Step programs including Alcoholics Anonymous.
Expert opinions and references to twelve-step programs lend gravitas to the text.
Twelve-step programs are full of people who progress, some despite vociferous inner protest, to Step 5: Admit to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Twelve-step programs have always suggested putting on paper a "searching and fearless moral inventory," where people in recovery take a look at their lives and write down what they see.
Twelve-step programs have been the mainstay for helping alcoholics to quit drinking, but a significant number of people who try these programs do not find them helpful or suffer relapses.
The treatment methods to which they referred included cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, medications, individual psychotherapy, and twelve-step programs.
Cults seek to control you; AA and other twelve-step programs seek to liberate you.