The Twelve-Step Journal

The Twelve-Step Journal

Author: Claudette Wassil-Grimm

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: PSU:000032460605

Category: Self-Help

Page: 392

View: 878

This exciting, revolutionary workbook, designed for anyone on a Twelve-Step-oriented recovery program, adapts beautifully to nearly all recovery programs. It presents the twelve steps in their original form, as well as in alternative, secular version, and offers exercises and suggestions for journal entries that include topics such as storytelling, dreams, confessions, and conflicts and resolutions.

The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook

The Twelve Step Facilitation Handbook

Author: Joseph Nowinski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781616494421

Category: Self-Help

Page: 273

View: 132

The Twelve-Step Facilitation (TSF) Handbook documents the efficacy of TSF as proven in Project MATCH, a study that found it as effective as motivational enhancement and cognitive-behavioral treatment. Millions of people put their faith in the Twelve Steps every day. As a treatment provider, however, you need more than faith: you need proof to show accountability. The Twelve-Step Facilitation Handbook documents the efficacy of Twelve Step Facilitation (TSF) as proven in Project MATCH, a nationwide study that found TSF as effective as motivational enhancement and cognitive-behavioral treatment. Suitable for group or individual treatment programs. Twelve Step Facilitation is now listed on SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Understanding the Twelve Steps

Understanding the Twelve Steps

Author: Terence T. Gorski

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671765583

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 653

Offers information on understanding and applying the steps in everyday life and interprets the principles behind the AA program

Prayer Steps to Serenity The Twelve Steps Journey

Prayer Steps to Serenity The Twelve Steps Journey

Author: L. G. Parkhurst, Jr.

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780977805389

Category: Religion

Page: 269

View: 317

Based on reader feedback to his original volume published in 2004, Parkhurst offers a revised edition with 12 new readings on the Serenity Prayer and how each part of the prayer corresponds with the 12 Step Program.

Twelve Steps For You

Twelve Steps For You

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803982

Category: Self-Help

Page: 104

View: 828

The much-awaited work of A.A. Historian Dick B. on the origins of each of the Twelve Steps. First and foremost a history of each step. How each of A.A.'s co-founders contributed to each of the Steps. It looks at the original Akron A.A. program which had no "Steps" and took its basic ideas from the Bible and its principles and practices primarily from the United Christian Endeavor Movement of Dr. Bob's youth. Then--source by source--it looks at each Step as it was impacted upon by a particular contributor. The Bible, Oxford Group, Rev. Sam Shoemaker, Dr. Bob's wife Anne Smith, the so-called "Six Steps, then the other sources. This book is an historical study of the roots of each Step; and it can be used for individual and group study of the Steps in a very meaningful way.It is also a guide. A guide to understanding, and a guide to taking each Step. It also shows you how to take the Steps exactly as directed in A.A.'s Big Book. It suggests how you might look at each Step in terms of the contributions to that Step's lanugage and meaning by each of its sources. Finally, it provides Christians and other students with a means of considering, learning, and "taking" each of the Steps in light of that Step's biblical and historical roots--with the Big Book, Bible, and history at hand.When you are through, you will have a perspective of the real spiritual utility of the Twelve Steps in a believer's world, despite the secularization and universalism that are diluting all Twelve Step programs and the language used in connection with the Steps. For example, "God as we understood Him" historically and biblically means Almighty God, the Creator, as He is understood by the newcomer at the time of taking Steps 3 and 11. So too "powerless" in Step 1 is presented in its historical context ("I was licked") rather than in some puzzling linquistic context, seldom understood or unraveled.You'll know and guide the taking of the Twelve Steps as they were intended to be understood and as you never did before.

Real Twelve Step Fellowship History

Real Twelve Step Fellowship History

Author: Dick B.

Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

ISBN: 1885803877

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

View: 802

Put Your 12-Step Speakers, Sponsors, and Counselors to Work!You may regularly listen to excellent speakers, sponsors, and counselors in 12-Step programs. Chances are, however, that they probably rarely, if ever, talk to you about the origins, history, and practices of early pioneer recovery programs.Why?Because there are few histories to inform them; few teachers to instruct them; and too few people who really want to change. Speakers can get lots of applause if they stick to their drunkalogs, and make you laugh, cry, and maybe identify. Sponsors have few resources that connect the dots. Counselors feel safer telling you about your disease and taking the safe path--handing out a Big Book, a Twelve x Twelve, and a devotional and sending you to outside groups and meetings.What does this, our book, say? It says that it is high time to take these talented and admired people to the schoolroom. Three decades ago, there was no place to look. And if one of these people talked about history, he or she usually talked about the party-line that left out God, left out the Bible, left out the sources of the Twelve Steps, and pointed to a program that simply said you didn't really have to believe anything at all--just choose your own "higher power" and go to meetings.We believe the many fine speakers, sponsors, and facilitators can and should get cracking. They should pick up the accurate history books now available, learn from them, and talk about them. Why? Because they can then tell the afflicted exactly how and why the pioneers were cured and had a documented 75% to 93% success rate. And those who teach you can also train you--to look for yourself, think for yourself, and place your reliance on the Creator rather than teachers.This new book tells you our history, how to approach it, how to teach it, and how to use it.

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery

Author: Marc Galanter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387777252

Category: Medical

Page: 449

View: 883

It was once taken for granted that peer-assisted groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous had no “real” value in recovery from addiction. More recently, evidence-based medicine is recognizing a spiritual component in healing—especially when it comes to addiction. The newest edition of Recent Developments in Alcoholism reflects this change by focusing on the 12-step model of recovery as well as mindfulness meditation and other spiritually oriented activity. More than thirty contributors bring together historical background, research findings, and clinical wisdom to analyze the compatibility of professional treatment and nonprofessional support, day-to-day concepts of relapse prevention, the value of community building in recovery, and much more. Among the topics covered: (1) How and why 12-step groups work. (2) The impact of the spiritual on mainstream treatment. (3) The impact of AA on other nonprofessional recovery programs. (4) AA outcomes for special populations. (5) Facilitating involvement in 12-step programs. (6) Methods for measuring religiousness and spirituality in alcohol research. Whether one is referring clients to 12-step programs or seeking to better understand the process, this is a unique resource for clinicians and social workers. Developmental psychologists, too, will find Volume 18—Research on Alcoholics Anonymous and Spirituality in Addiction Recovery a worthy successor to the series.

Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling

Theory and Practice of Addiction Counseling

Author: Pamela S. Lassiter

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781506317328

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 124

This one-of-a-kind text brings together contemporary theories of addiction and helps readers connect those theories to practice using a common multicultural case study. Theories covered include motivational interviewing, moral theory, developmental theory, cognitive behavioral theories, attachment theory, and sociological theory. Each chapter focuses on a single theory, describing its basic tenets, philosophical underpinnings, key concepts, and strengths and weaknesses. Each chapter also shows how practitioners using the theory would respond to a common case study, giving readers the opportunity to compare how the different theoretical approaches are applied to client situations. A final chapter discusses approaches to relapse prevention.

Encyclopedia of Community

Encyclopedia of Community

Author: DAVID LEVINSON

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925989

Category: Reference

Page: 2045

View: 201

"This encyclopedia is a welcome exploration of the great variety of social networks that human beings create and participate in. Interdisciplinary in scope, the set includes contributions from some of the foremost scholars studying community today. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography, a collection of resources guides, an annotated guide to "Community in Popular Culture," and "Libraries Build Community," a guide for librarians."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.

Anonymous Christians

Anonymous Christians

Author: Herbert E. Hudson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532634574

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 553

This book explores the relationship of clergy to Twelve Step programs. Field research of pastors in the Florida Keys found that they are unsure if addiction is a disease or a sin, and whether the Twelve Steps are based on Christianity. Lessons learned include the validity of both traditional Twelve Step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Christ-centered programs such as Celebrate Recovery, the coherence of sin and disease explanations of addiction, and the significance of modern addiction theory. The specific outcome of this study is the development of a course syllabus for clergy on addiction recovery through Twelve Step philosophy.