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By Mary Cook, MA Whether clients or counselors, students or teachers, we are all imperfect human beings. We are here because we have a yearning to grow. And the strongest motivator for growth is pain. When we are significantly harmed or deprived mentally, emotionally or physically and have no safe people or role models …∞
Bipolar Patients with Comorbid Substance Use Disorders; Diagnostic and Treatment Considerations: Comorbidity of bipolar disorder (BD) and alcoholism and substance use disorders (SUDs) represents a serious public health problem and a major challenge to treatment systems. Bipolar disorder is among the top causes of disabilities worldwide, and reportedly the fourth leading mental illness as a …∞
Impact of Substance Use Disorders on Recovery From Episodes of Depression in Bipolar Disorder Patients Prospective Data From the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD), Bipolar disorder is highly comorbid with substance use disorders, and this comorbidity may be associated with a more severe course of illness, but the impact of comorbid substance …∞
Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.
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Al-Anon Family Groups: Newcomers and Members Objective: Empirical knowledge is lacking about Al-Anon Family Groups (Al-Anon), the most widely used form of help by people concerned about another’s drinking, partly because conducting research on 12-step groups is challenging. Our purpose was to describe a new method of obtaining survey data from 12-step group attendees and …∞
A pilot study of the role of AA sponsors An AA sponsor is a close 1-on-1 collaboration between an older sober member and a relative newcomer to sobriety. Its a two way helping relationship â€“ the sponsor affirms their own sobriety and the sponsee gains new insights. AIMS: The aim of this study was to …∞
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Psychotherapy is a unique relationship, a kind of connection that is unlike any other kind of relationship a person has in their life. In some ways, it can be more intimate than our most intimate relationships, but it also paradoxically values a vestige of professional distance between therapist and client. Therapists, alas, are just as …∞
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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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Â Mutual Support: For Professionals This article at Faces and Voices of Recovery details some of the issues in working with mutual and self-help fellowships for recovery from various substance abuse issues. Subjects include; A. Problems and Pitfalls in Working With Mutual Support Groups Taking Over the Peer Helper Role Over identification with Resistance Problems …∞