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Integrating 12 Steps and Psychotherapy: Helping Clients Find Sobriety and Recovery presents a practical and applied approach to working with substance dependent clients. Designed to be accessible to a wide and multidisciplinary audience of helpers at all skill levels, this text helps future practitioners fully understand the clinical challenges with substance dependence, adjust their thinking and technique in order to match their client's phase of recovery, and optimize client retention and treatment outcomes. Utilizing educator, training, and practice perspectives, authors Kevin A. Osten and Robert Switzer explore relevant theory and techniques in integrating 12-Steps across a broad range of clinical issues including: the assessment and treatment of resistant and ambivalent pre-recovery clients; boundary setting, undoing antisocial adaption; processing counter transference reactions; and the intersection between ...

Examining the Components of a 12-Step Program: The Benefits and Criticisms
Examining the components of a 12-step program: The benefits and criticisms
The 12-Steps in Context

The 12-Step Program (or, simply, 12-Steps) was created by two alcoholics, Bill W. and Dr. Bob, who were both looking for a means to end their addiction to alcohol. They reached their goal through the use of three tenets that became the core principles of 12-Steps. The first tenant is that if a person hopes to end the cycle of addiction, they must have a desire to stop drinking. The second tenet is that spirituality is a central component to recovery by removing one's will and placing it squarely in the hands of God, as each person understands Him. The final ...

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