Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy facilitates patients’ active participation in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous.
TSF regards such active involvement as the primary factor responsible for sustained sobriety (recovery) and therefore as the desired outcome of participation in this treatment program.
This therapy is grounded in the concept of alcoholism as a spiritual and medical disease.
TSF consists of a brief, structured, and manual-driven approach to facilitating early recovery from alcohol abuse/alcoholism and other drug abuse/addiction.
It is intended to be implemented on an individual basis in 12 to 15 sessions and is based in behavioral, spiritual, and cognitive principles that form the core of 12-step fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
It is suitable for problem drinkers and other drug users and for those who are alcohol or other drug dependent.
- TSF is only used by specialist alcoholism therapists.
- BriefTSF is used by generalist healthcare workers.
- 12-Step Treatment More Effective than Alternative
- AA Offers Recovery Not Religion
- Brief-TSF can assist patients cease alcohol consumption.
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|Understanding and Counselling the Alcoholic
by Howard Clinebell