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  • TSF and other models

    CONTRAST TO OTHER COUNSELING APPROACHES Most Similar Counseling Approaches TSF has its roots in the Minnesota Model first described by Daniel J. Anderson and as implemented in most AA-oriented treatment programs (e.g.,the Hazelden Foundation, the Betty Ford Foundation, the Sierra Tuscan Center, and others). These models assume addiction can be arrested but not cured, ascribe …∞

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    Prayer Cuts Alcohol Consumption?

    Prayer reduced drinking by about half.

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    The Twelve-step Recovery Model of Alcoholics Anonymous

    Analysts describe the AA recovery program as complex, implicitly grounded in sound psychological principles, and more sophisticated than is typically understood.

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    Bad Bedside Manners

    8 Ways to Help Patients Feel Human More than most many recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependent people have experienced the following. One should insist on ones rights and respect – quietly and assertively. Dehumanization is endemic in medical practice. This article discusses the psychology of dehumanization resulting from inherent features of medical settings, the doctor–patient …∞

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    AA and Professional Treatment

    AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.

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    Mutual Aid Groups in Psychiatry and Substance Misuse.

    In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.

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    AA Membership

    Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership

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    AA and Spirituality

    Spirituality plays an important role in the rehabilitation of many substance-dependent people

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    12 Step Involvement and Peer Helping

    This study compares peer helping and 12-step involvement among participants receiving chemical dependency treatment at day hospital (N = 503) and residential (N = 230) programs, and examines relationships between both variables and outcomes. Findings show that residential (vs. day hospital) participants reported significantly more peer helping and 12-step involvement during treatment, and marginally more …∞

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    TSF more economical with greater success

    Encouraging post-treatment self-help group involvement to reduce demand for continuing care services: two-year clinical and utilization outcomes Background: Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care costs in the first year after treatment, but such initially impressive effects may wane over time. …∞

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