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An Integrated View: Comparing 12-Steps and Psychology
An integrated view: Comparing 12-steps and psychology
A Note on Language

As with any field, this area of work has its own specific terminology. For the purpose of this book, the terms substance dependent, chemically dependent, alcoholic, and addict will be used interchangeably to describe clients who meet the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Fourth Edition's (DSM-IV) criteria for someone who is substance dependent. Also, please note that we, the authors, firmly hold onto the belief that a-drug-is-a-drug-is-a-drug. Or, in other words, the process of substance dependence is equivalent across individuals regardless of the substance or substances involved. Although there may be some specific differences related to different intoxicants (for example, alcoholics are more likely to have memory loss), in all ...

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