Research Study: Is Level of 12-Step Facilitation Associated with Treatment Outcomes?

Elizabeth A. Wells, Dennis M. Donovan, Suzanne Doyle, Mary A. Hatch-MailetteCounselor Magazine, June 24, 2015  Twelve Step facilitative therapy refers to a structured form of treatment that seeks to increase attendance and involvement with Twelve Step mutual support groups. The common elements of these treatments are introducing individuals to the Twelve Step program and encouraging…

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Recovery Needs More Spirituality

By Chris McDuffie, MA, CADC-!! I believe cultivating spirituality is critical for those in recovery from addiction, and Buddhism and Twelve Step recovery programs are two powerful spiritual pathways to end suffering. I define spirituality as “nondualistic bonding in love”—whatever our spiritual practice may be, secular or otherwise, cultivating love is essential to our physical,…

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In the Rooms

In The Rooms is a free-standing online recovery social network available 24 / 7 / 365 founded by Ken Pomerance and Ronald Tannebaum in 2008. Its purpose is to “give recovering addicts a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings.” In the Rooms brings together members of the global recovery community…

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AA Proven Effective for Abstinence

Editor Dan Schimmel, LCSW, CAPCreated On March 3rd, 2017  It’s a well-established fact that Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and many other twelve-step programs based on AA, are successful. Otherwise, there wouldn’t be over 2 million AA members worldwide. Joining is free and as simple as showing up. It’s a wonderful program for recovering alcoholics, and it’s…

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