Clinician's Guide To The 12 Step Principles / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Table of ContentsChapter 1. A Practical Solution. Chapter 2. Spiritual Experience. Chapter 3. The Historical Perspective. Chapter 4. Honesty. Chapter 5. Step One. Chapter 6. Step Two. Chapter 7. Step Three. Chapter 8. Steps Four and Five. Chapter 9. Steps Six and Seven. Chapter 10. Steps Eight and Nine. Chapter 11. Step Ten. Chapter 12. Step Eleven. Chapter 13. Step Twelve. Chapter 14. The Twelve Traditions. Chapter 15. Criticism of the Twelve Steps. Chapter 16. The Courage to Change: The Twelve Steps in Action. Appendix I: Location of AA Groups World Wide. Appendix II: The Twelve Steps on the World Wide Web.
While other branches of medicine are examining the roles of 46 "alternative" therapies, including prayer and meditation, the academic emphasis in addiction has not embraced such an inquiry into these established programs. Controversy illuminates the very essence of these programs; they feature spiritual discipline in healing chronic illness. It is my hope that the reader can withhold judgment and bias as it relates to this spiritual approach, thus gaining an opportunity to examine a fascinating and remarkably successful method of healing.
These programs have grown dramatically worldwide without professional input or scientific inquiry. I have attempted to describe the Twelve Steps as they are actually practiced, without providing a psychiatric explanation. It is my hope that this approach will provide clinicians with a knowledge base familiar to members participating in these programs, thus allowing for individual interpretation and the ability to readily communicate a working knowledge of the Steps. Expression of this knowledge will engage members of these programs who can become our greatest teachers.
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