KEY FEATURES: A unique focus on the theories of addiction helps fill a gap in the literature that allows readers to connect theory to practice. A single case study explored from multiple perspectives allows students to compare all approaches applied to client situations. Sidebars with classroom discussion questions and activities assist students in further exploration of the theories. A list of resources concludes each chapter to encourage continued learning.
Chapter 14: Twelve-Step Facilitation
The 12-step approach is among the oldest and most widely practiced models of addictions intervention and treatment (Fisher & Harrison, 2013). As practiced today, the 12-step approach has its roots in the early models of mutual-help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other 12 step–based fellowships. Several unique aspects of 12-step theory distinguish it from the other approaches to addictions counseling reviewed in this book. These include a focus on spirituality as an essential component of treatment, adherence to the disease model of addiction, necessary acceptance of and surrender to alcoholism and drug addiction as a prerequisite to recovery, and a focus on altruism and helping others as part of the ...