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twelve-step

or 12-step (twĕlv′stĕp′)
adj.
Of or being a program designed to assist in the recovery from addiction or compulsive behavior, especially a spiritually oriented program based on the principles of acknowledging one's personal insufficiency and accepting help from a higher power.

[After the Twelve Steps, name for the twelve guiding concepts of the Alcoholics Anonymous program for curbing alcohol addiction.]

twelve-step

adj
(Psychology) chiefly US of or relating to a method of treatment for addiction which consists of twelve stages and stresses the need for patients to acknowledge their problem and to take personal responsibility for it
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Patients in 12-step-oriented treatment were significantly more likely than those in CB treatment to have attended 12-step meetings, to have a sponsor, to have read 12-step literature, and to have a friend who attends meetings (see figure, above), indicating that 12-step-oriented treatment programs were more effective than CB programs at increasing affiliation with 12-step self-help groups.
OneRecovery OnTheGo[TM], a mobile 12-Step Program Meeting Finder available on the iPhone and Android operating systems developed by OneHealth[TM] Solutions, Inc.
Holguin, who has been sober since a 90-day residential treatment stay in the mid-1980s, first thought about the idea of a recovery-focused retail business in his community when he was trying to help a sponsee purchase recovery chips for a 12-Step meeting.
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FOR, a nonprofit, bought the building, which is used by 12-step programs, for $150,000, said spokesman Tom Barron.
With spirituality as a cornerstone, 12-step groups serve a vital role in the recovery community.
Drawing on his experiences as a diplomat in Iraq, the author proposes a 12-step counterterrorism strategy that draws on understanding of the political, military, and intelligence errors made in dealing with terrorist groups before and after 9/11, demonstrating that these errors fostered the rise of Al Qaeda and its ability to continue attacks since the 1990s and explaining how mistakes made in Iraq after the invasion of Kuwait in 1990 and after the war against Saddam HusseinAaAaAeAaAaAeAeAas re in 2003 helped ISIS gain momentum.
In addition, there are few studies that assess how the impact of psychiatric problems on outcome is influenced by a variety of factors, such as social support for recovery in one's social network and involvement in 12-step recovery groups.
Keywords: Mindfulness as a non-pharmacological method; transcendental meditation and yoga; addiction, recovery and relapse; cognitive discipline; 12-step recovery and spirituality/religiousness.
This study was designed to determine if 12-Steps groups efficacy for substance abuse treatment significantly improve abstinence rates of heroin addicts in the short run and long run (1-year and 5-year period); and if abstinence rates are found to be lower for heroin addicts that have attended 12-Step groups at the 1-year mark, and if similar results would be expected at the 5-year mark.
com)-- For teens struggling with substance abuse, their parents and siblings, counselors and educators as well as youth group and juvenile justice leaders at all levels who work with them, 3 much needed new books, filling a huge gap, have been published by the country's only national 12-step fellowship for teenagers, which has operated for 16 years.