A form of treatment, used initially by those who abuse alcohol or other substances, that relies on social support, interpersonal motivation, abstinence from the addictive substance, and spirituality. Over 200 self-help organizations employ 12-step principles for recovery. These include compulsions for gambling, hoarding of food, overeating, and sex. Ancillary groups have also been created, e.g., Al-Anon and Nar-Anon, for friends and family members of alcoholics and addicts.
SEE: Alateen; SEE: Alcoholics Anonymous; SEE: Al-Anon; SEE: Nar-Anon
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Venes, Donald, editor. "12-step Program." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741507/all/12_step_program.
12-step program. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741507/all/12_step_program. Accessed April 8, 2020.
12-step program. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (23rd edition). F.A. Davis Company. Retrieved April 08, 2020, from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741507/all/12_step_program
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