Twelve Step Facilitation.com

Education for Twelve Step Facilitation of alcoholism and addiction



  • Seventeen Percent of Hospital Patients Drink Too Much

    Seventeen Percent of
    Hospital Patients Drink Too
    Much The severity of
    unhealthy alcohol use in
    hospitalized medical
    patients The spectrum is
    narrow BACKGROUND:
    Professional organizations
    recommend screening and
    brief intervention for
    unhealthy alcohol use;
    however, brief intervention
    has established efficacy
    only for people without
    alcohol dependence.
    Whether many medical
    inpatients with unhealthy
    alcohol use have
    nondependent use, and
    thus might benefit from
    brief intervention, is
    unknown. OBJECTIVE: To
    determine the prevalence
    and spectrum of unhealthy
    alcohol use in medical
    inpatients. DESIGN:
    Interviews of medical
    inpatients (March 2001 to
    June 2003). SUBJECTS:
    Adult medical inpatients
    (5,813) in an urban
    teaching hospital.
    MEASUREMENTS:
    Proportion drinking risky
    amounts in the past month
    (defined by

    Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Research, Target populations. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    Top Articles

    AA & 12-Step Treatment AA Assists Alcoholics Avoid Alcohol AA Can Help Most Alcoholics AA Fact File AAs 12-Step Recovery Program Al-Anon offers new life Alcohol and Anxiety Alcohol Problems Database Alcoholic Defense Mechanisms Alcoholics Anonymous and Nursing Alcoholics Anonymous Program in India Alcoholics can benefit from Al-Anon Alcoholics Have Trouble Identifying Emotions Alcoholism / …∞

    Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Adult Children of Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Buy Brief-TSF, Co-dependency, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Higher Power, Mutual-help, Narcotics Anon, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Self-help, Spirituality, Symptoms of addiction, Training, TSF, Women, Youth. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    Treatment Setting

    Brief-TSF Treatment Setting Brief-TSF can be used with both individuals who have never sought treatment and those who had previous treatment and aftercare clients. The model is flexible enough to accommodate all of these client groups. However, since Brief-TSF relies heavily on client involvement in community-based 12 step fellowship and meetings, it would be less …∞

    Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Target populations. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    AA and Professional Treatment

    AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.

    Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, History, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, TSF and tagged , , , , . Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) Works

    Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞

    Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Buy Brief-TSF, Disease of addiction, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, Stages of Change, Training, TSF and tagged , , , , , . Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS OF EFFECTIVE ALCOHOL TREATMENT

    Early detection, including screening and brief interventions (for nondependent problem drinkers) Comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment plan Care management Individually delivered, proven professional interventions Contracting with patients Social skills training Medications Specialized services for medical, psychiatric, employment or family problems Continuing care Strong bond with therapist or counselor Longer duration (for alcohol dependent persons) Participation …∞

    Posted in 12-Step Groups, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, Disease of addiction, Relapse prevention, Research. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    Alcohol Screening

    Alcohol Screening: A Quick First Step to Reduce Problem Drinking Alcohol is the most widely used and abused drug among working adults. Over 80 percent of problem drinkers are employed full-time. Unhealthy drinking patterns contribute to a host of preventable problems including increased workers’ compensation and disability claims, hospital costs and job turnover. In addition, …∞

    Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    AA Can Help Most Alcoholics

    AA can help Most Alcoholics
    12 Step Programs Offer
    Broad Benefits, Study Says
    A study of Alcoholics
    Anonymous and other 12-
    step oriented self-help
    programs finds that they
    can help most people
    recover from alcoholism,
    even those who are not
    religious or have mental-
    health problems. The
    Pacific Institute on
    Research and Education
    (PIRE) reported that
    researchers tracked a
    group of 227 alcoholics
    over three years and
    found that those who had
    attended AA or other self-
    help programs after
    treatment had higher rates
    of abstinence, and drank
    less if they did relapse. The
    results cut across gender
    and religious lines and held
    regardless of psychiatric
    history or whether the
    patient had previously
    attended AA or other
    similar programs

    Posted in 12-Step Groups, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Demographics, Mutual-help, Research, Self-help, Target populations. Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    Twelve Step Facilitation for General Health-care Workers

    Twelve-step facilitation (TSF) in non-specialty settings. Participation in the twelve-step mutual-help organization, Alcoholics Anonymous, has proven to be an effective means of helping individuals with alcohol dependence achieve lasting sobriety. Although many patients choose to attend AA of their own accord, clinicians’ facilitation of AA involvement (“Twelve-Step Facilitation” [TSF]) has shown to substantially increase the …∞

    Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Buy Brief-TSF, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, Target populations and tagged , , . Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *

    Teens Medical Cost Less with 12 Steps

    12-Step participation reduces medical use costs among adolescents with a history of alcohol and other drug treatment Background Adolescents who attend 12-step groups following alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment are more likely to remain abstinent and to avoid relapse post-treatment. We examined whether 12-step attendance is also associated with a corresponding reduction in health …∞

    Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Mutual-help, Narcotics Anon, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Self-help, Youth and tagged , , , . Use this permalink for a bookmark.

    * * * * *