Integrating the 12 Steps into Addiction Therapy: A Resource by James R. Finley

By James R. Finley

The entire assets had to absolutely combine a 12-step technique as a part of your total remedy programMillions of american citizens have at a while of their lives participated in a 12-step application for remedy of a chemical or non-chemical dependancy. Clinicians realize that those grass-roots efforts have a really excessive treatment cost. despite the fact that, little has been written on how one can combine those courses right into a conventional remedy setting.Integrating the 12 Steps into habit treatment serves as an crucial source for clinicians treating dependancy sufferers who're at the same time enrolled in 12-step courses. This important text:* comprises 8 lesson plans and twenty-seven assignments* Integrates in-depth dialogue of 12-step courses with hands-on assets like homework assignments, therapy plan examples, and sufferer handouts* also will gain 12-step software peer counselors* contains significant other CD-ROM with absolutely customizable homework assignments, lesson plans, and presentationsTreating addictions-whether chemical or non-chemical-can be some of the most tough demanding situations confronted by way of psychological well-being execs. for lots of humans, 12-step courses have performed a severe function in aiding them to control their addictive behaviors. Integrating the 12 Steps into habit remedy provides psychologists, therapists, counselors, social employees, and clinicians the instruments and assets they should totally make the most of those peer remedy software thoughts in treating a large choice of addictions.

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Work with a 12-step sponsor. Be a 12-step sponsor for others. Socialize with sober friends. Laugh at least once a day. Make a recovery/relapse prevention plan. Go to church. Get regular exercise. Read recovery/spiritual material. Keep a journal. Help others stay clean and sober. Pray daily. HALT: Don’t get too Hungry, Angry, Lonely, or Tired. 4. During the next week, your homework assignment is to talk to a different recovering person each day and ask what actions he or she takes to help stay clean and sober.

Does this idea make sense to you? containers for spirituality can you think of that help you focus on what is right in life? 5. At this point, you may be thinking, “Doesn’t this definition of religion also describe a 12-step program? ” Have you had the thought that AA, NA, or some other 12-step program seemed to resemble a church? If so, what similarities do you see? A 6. What differences do you see between 12-step groups and churches? 7. Here are three key differences between 12-step groups and churches: 1.

Double Trouble is a 12step program specifically intended for people suffering from both addictions and other mental or emotional illnesses; Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step program for people suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. THINGS 12-STEP PROGRAMS CAN AND CAN’T DO FOR CLIENTS Here Are Some Things a 12-Step Program Can Do for a Client in Treatment for Addiction: • Provide confirmation of meeting attendance via signature sheet, at the client’s request, unless a specific group has a policy of not doing this (some have such policies, but they are rare), • Provide a positive peer culture to replace a negative peer group and social/recreational environment that encourages addictive behavior, • Provide individual mentoring, and • Provide free, indefinite, and widely available support and reinforcement for healthy behavior, via meetings, individual interactions, conventions and conferences, and in a crisis by telephone or in-person visits coordinated by a local central office.

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