"Hats off to Joe Nowinski! The overall approach . . . is consistent with Hazelden's treatment philosophy. Specifically, the reliance on the Big Book and other AA literature, the emphasis on involvement in the fellowship of AA, and the therapist's role in constructively confronting and working collaboratively with the client are all consistent with Hazelden's approach. Overall, the methods used are ones that we are comfortable with, and use as well." —Patricia Owen, Daniel Anderson, and Fred Holmquist, Hazelden Foundation
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The Twelve-Step Facilitation Handbook provides clinicians with the information, advice, and tools they need to encourage chemically depAndent clients to take advantage of the healing power of twelve-step programs, the proven most-effective treatment for addictive behavior of all kinds. Filled with illustrative examples, the book maps out effective techniques that help clients develop a sense of acceptance and incorporate the twelve-step philosophy into action. In addition, the authors show clinicians how to integrate these time-tested principles into their work and help their clients with issues of denial, enabling, surrAnder, and codepAndency.This updated paperback edition also includes information on the clinical effectiveness of twelve-step facilitation and its success with Project MATCH and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism?a nationwide collaborative study of treatment for alcoholism and alcohol abuse.