What is 12 Step Groups?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Twelve-step programs are based on the set of guiding principles for recovery from addictive, compulsive, or other behavioral problems that was originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. The twelve-step method has been adapted widely by fellowships of people recovering from various problems.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Addiction 6 8
Drug Addiction 5 3
Alcohol Addiction 4 2
Alcohol consumption 3 1
Increase effect of another treatment 2 0
Avoidance of important tasks 1 7

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with 12 Step Groups

Side effect Patients
Feelings of inadequacy 1
Horrifying nightmares keeping me up 1
Increased anger 1
Irritation 1
Less anxious 1
Shame 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to 12 Step Groups

Dosage Patients
1 hr weekly 1
270 min weekly 1
60 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking 12 Step Groups

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 1
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Duration

Currently going to 12 Step Groups

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1

Stopped going to 12 Step Groups

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 1
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3 patient evaluations for 12 Step Groups

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Bombsyki
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Bombsyki
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
31 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Bombsyki's full 12 Step Groups history

Aug 19, 2012 (Started May 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Guilt related to addiction)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Tobacco Addiction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Alcohol Addiction)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Drug Addiction)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Feelings of inadequacy, Shame, Compairing myself to others)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. When you don't feeling like going, then its time to go. 2. Forming friendships with ppl that get me. 3. being able to face problems and not get overwhelmed by them
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started May 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Drug Addiction)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Scotian
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Scotian
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
650
VL 10
I am: g
I have:
HIV

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Feb 11, 2009 (Started Jun 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Mazin Z
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Mazin Z
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
45 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
OCD

See Mazin Z's full 12 Step Groups history

Dec 23, 2008 (Started Jul 04, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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