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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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Suburban Seattle, a major tech center, has become a hub for help for so-called "tech addicts," with residential rehab, psychologists who specialize in such treatment and 12-step meetings.
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It is important for chaplains to understand the history of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs to use wisdom in addressing the theological implications of addiction and recovery.
By deeply integrating the wisdom of the Spiritual Root System, traditional 12-step work and intense individual, group, family, experiential and educational therapies, patients receive an individualized treatment approach that promotes emotional, relational and spiritual health.
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For patients struggling with alcohol dependence who want to quit, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the most well-known and ubiquitous 12-step mutual help organization (MHO).
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.
Portland, OR, March 10, 2016 --(PR.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.