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  • Using Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Abusing Alcoholics Anonymous

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    the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. The articles reviewed contradict the others’ opinion. First, we see that supporting the 12-step programs with a degree of involvement both the doctor and patient will see better results in treating the addiction. The second view will show that 12-step programs can be used as “self-help” treatment and must be used in conjunction

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    Introduction There are several different ways to approach substance abuse therapy but the approach must be fitting to the client and the client’s needs. The main goal of substance abuse counseling is to prevent the client from using harmful substances in excessive and potentially dangerous ways. A major portion within the therapy itself is relapse prevention. Relapse prevention is aimed at counseling the individual in such a way to prevent future relapse. The relapse prevention technique also

  • The Importance Of Meditation

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    Introduction Meditation has been known to reduce stress in counseling many different clients. It has been a technique used since the 60s in the USA. Different programs such as alcoholics anonymous, narcotics anonymous and many behavior therapies have incorporated different meditation techniques within their program. Identifying different factors and limitations to incorporate meditation in an addiction setting is very important. This research paper will be a guide for different meditations with in

  • A Personal and Professional Reaction to Sexual Addiction

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    A Personal and Professional Reaction to Sexual Addiction Introduction Sexual addiction is a prevalent problem in our society that is often not recognized or acknowledged. Marnie Ferree takes on the difficult and sensitive topic regarding women who are struggling with sexual addiction. She gives insights to her personal struggle and battle with sexual addiction while providing hope that sobriety and healing are possible. The book is broken into three sections: the problem of sexual addiction, the

  • True Road to Recovery

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    individual program has the same ultimate goal, they each take a different approach. The specific approach taken by each program is what can make or break the success of recovery for an addict. The most popular of these programs are twelve-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. However, twelve-step programs are not the only options available. Despite their popularity, twelve-step programs lack the personal qualities that some secular programs offer. What's more is that these programs do not

  • Alcoholics Anonymous Alcoholism

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    asked ever since the creation of AA, people have questioned Bill Wilson’s theory on Alcoholism; whether it’s a disease or a spiritual problem. In addition to the question of the origins of alcoholism another question is if the “Big Book” and 12 step program about alcohol or about finding God. This paper is about Alcoholics Anonymous and how the organization treats alcoholism as a disease that it impossible to cure unless the individual finds God. I believe that AA operates in a fashion similar to

  • Substance Abuse Recovery

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    Recovery. These programs all have the same goal but use different techniques that at times even contradict other programs. Although the approach of the programs may vary, they have all been proven to work for certain individuals. Alcoholics Anonymous is a nonprofit support group and the model it is based on has been transferred over to many other types of recovery programs. This model is known as the twelve-step program and was first published in 1939 (cite). The twelve-step program has gained mainstream

  • A Million Little Pieces by James Frey

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    James's psychology test results reveal that he is highly intelligent and angry and has low self-esteem. Joanne, (his therapist) tries to convince him to accept the Twelve Step program, which is solely accountable for the success rate of the facility, but James refuses. Summary Chapter 11-15: Joanne and James talk about the Twelve Step program. James still refuses to follow it. He hints that he does not like churches and priests.

  • Spirituality and Substance Abuse Recovery

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    Introduction According to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the transtheoretical model of change, “for most people with substance abuse problems, recurrence of substance use is the rule not the exception” (Enhancing Motivation for Change, 1999, p. xvii). Relapse can and most likely will occur in recovery, and should be recognized as well as anticipated by substance abuse recovery counselors. The significant challenges to counselors are bringing a client successfully and securely through

  • My Visit to an Alcoholics' Anonymous Meeting

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    and encourages them to maintain healthy thoughts and emotions through the use of the “Twelve Steps and Traditions” of recovery and intervention approaches. Alcohol Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship worldwide consisting of over one hundred thousand men and women who are alcoholics, banded together in solving a common problem and in helping fellow alcohol users in their recovery from alcoholism. A.A.'s twelve steps are considered a list of principles which are spiritual in their nature, and if practiced