Twelve Step

Education for Twelve Step Facilitation of alcoholism and addiction

  • AA Membership

    AA Membership 2005 Because A.A. has never attempted to keep formal membership lists, it is extremely difficult to obtain completely accurate figures on total membership at any given time. Some local groups are not listed with the General Service Office. Others do not provide membership data, thus are not recorded on the G.S.O. computer records. …∞

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    Adolescents 12-step Group Participation

    Can 12-step group participation strengthen and extend the benefits of adolescent addiction treatment? A prospective analysis Background Despite advances in the development of treatments for adolescents with substance use disorders (SUD), relapse remains common following an index treatment episode. Community continuing care resources, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), have been shown …∞

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    Double Trouble in Recovery

    For dually-diagnosed individuals, continued participation in dual recovery self-help groups plays a significant role in the recovery process, particularly in the area of substance use.

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    AA and a social model of treatment

    A NATURALISTIC COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES AT SOCIAL AND CLINICAL MODEL SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAMS. Since the 1970s, much of the public treatment system in California has been based on a social model orientation to recovery for alcoholics, but there has been minimal research on program outcomes. This article reports on follow-up interviews conducted with a …∞

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    Attitudes and Beliefs About 12-Step Groups

    Attitudes and Beliefs About
    12-Step Groups Among
    Addiction Treatment Clients
    and Clinicians: Toward
    Identifying Obstacles to
    Participation. Abstract;
    Participation in 12-step
    groups during and after
    formal treatment has been
    associated with positive
    outcome among substance
    users. However, the
    effectiveness of 12-step
    groups may be limited by
    high attrition rates and by
    low participation, areas on
    which there has been little
    research. Clinicians play an
    important role in fostering
    12-step participation, and
    the insights which they
    develop in their practice
    can greatly contribute to
    informing the research
    process. Yet, little is known
    about clinicians’; attitudes
    about 12-step groups or
    about their experiences in
    referring clients. This study
    surveyed clients (N =

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    Purpose in life in alcoholism recovery

    Spirituality and purpose in life in alcoholism recovery. We examined the relationship between spirituality and recovery from alcoholism. Spirituality was defined as the extent of practice of Alcoholics Anonymous Steps 11 and 12 and was measured by a Step Questionnaire developed for this study. AA Step 11 suggests prayer and meditation, and Step 12 suggests …∞

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    AA and recovery from alcoholism

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
    The recovery from
    alcoholism: Twelve steps of
    Alcoholics Anonymous. AA
    is a self-help, volunteer
    organization begun in the
    mid-1930s that views
    alcoholism as a disease,
    not a defect of will. Its
    founders, themselves
    alcoholics, maintained that
    persons with the disease
    should completely stop
    drinking, but they did not
    concern those who could
    handle alcohol. This
    position contrasted with
    the premises of most
    temperance advocates,
    who saw drinking as a
    moral choice and opposed
    any alcohol use by anyone.
    The Twelve Steps embody
    the wisdom of the founders
    of AA about pursuing
    ongoing recovery from
    alcoholism. The procedure
    they describe has evolved
    into one of the most

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    New Zealand’s spiritual aspects in 12-Step treatment

    The Spiritual Characteristics of New Zealanders Entering Treatment for Alcohol/Other Drug Dependence This study describes the spiritual experiences, beliefs, and practices of New Zealanders entering intensive treatment for alcohol/ other drug dependence, and seeks to determine factors that influence spirituality in a clinical population. Ninety clients entering three residential treatment programs for alcohol and/or cannabis …∞

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    AA Utilization for Outpatients

    AA utilization after introduction in outpatient treatment Treatment for alcohol dependence is often provided in outpatient settings, and often includes introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Relatively little is known about subsequent AA utilization. Analyses of survey data collected from 72 clients of an outpatient treatment center introduced to AA revealed that, 6 months following intake, …∞

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    Referral To 12-Step Groups

    A randomized controlled
    trial of intensive referral to
    12-step self-help groups:
    One-year outcomes.
    Abstract Objective; This
    study implemented and
    evaluated procedures to
    help clinicians make
    effective referrals to 12-
    step self-help groups
    (SHGs). Methods; In this
    randomized controlled trial,
    individuals with substance
    use disorders (SUDs)
    entering a new outpatient
    treatment episode (N =
    345; 96% had previous
    SUD treatment) were
    randomly assigned to a
    standard referral or an
    intensive referral-to-self-
    help condition and provided
    self-reports of 12-step
    group attendance and
    involvement and substance
    use at baseline and at six-
    month and one-year
    follow-ups (93%). In
    standard referral, patients
    received a schedule for
    local 12-step SHG meetings
    and were encouraged to
    attend. Intensive referral
    had the

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