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12 step program

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twelve / step / prō.gram n.noun The 12 step program is an organized type of treatment employing a set of guiding principles (sometimes accepted by members as being ‘spiritual principles’) outlining a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction and compulsion. Originally designed to treat alcoholism, the 12 steps has branched out…

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12 steps

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twel.ve / steps n.noun 12 steps is a set of guiding principles (sometimes accepted by members as being ‘spiritual principles’) outlining a course of action for tackling problems including alcoholism, drug addiction, and compulsion. Originally designed to treat alcoholism, the 12 steps has branched out as a rehabilitative tool assisting addicts in recovering from all…

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Adulthood

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a·dult′hood n.noun Adulthood is the timeframe of growth in a person’s life when physical maturation has been attained. During adulthood, specific biologic, mental, cultural, individual characteristics, and various other developments concerned with getting older take place. Post-adolescence is a period that is often grouped into categories by age, from young adulthood, which is typically considered…

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Adversity

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ad·ver·si·ty n.noun Adversity is the daily hardships and trials that life brings. Adversity is a common obstacle that has the ability to change a person: for the better or worse. An individual has the choice, when meeting adversity, to overcome and grow stronger, or to be defeated and overwhelmed. Adversities are a part of life…

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Anger management

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an·ger/ /man·age·ment n.noun Anger management is the exercise of recognizing signs of one’s anger, and then, taking action in order to calm oneself down. It is through this action that the angered person is then able to cope with anger in a positive and productive manner. Managing anger is often, a very frustrating and arduous…

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Behavioral change

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be.hav.ior.al  / change n.noun Behavioral change is a change in an individual’s negative behavioral pattern. An individual, who develops self-sabotaging behaviors, is at high-risk of experimenting with dangerous behaviors such as, drug and alcohol addiction and self-harm. Therefore, it is crucial for young men and women, as well as troubled teens, to seek immediate psychiatric…

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Bi-polar disorder

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Bi.pol.ar / dis.or.der n.noun Mayo Clinic provides the following definition of ‘bi-polar disorder’: “Bipolar disorder sometimes called manic-depressive disorder — is associated with mood swings that range from the lows of depression to the highs of mania.” People suffering from bi-polar disorder may be misunderstood and have difficulty building relationships with other people. With proper…

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Career skills

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Car.eer / skills noun Career skills, or vocational skills, refer to the talent and expertise a person possesses in order to perform a certain job or career. These skills make an individual a valuable acquisition for employers to employ when choosing applicants. Possessing something as valuable as vocational skills can be the key factor in…

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Change process

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Change / pro.cess n.noun The term, “change process,” refers to the therapeutic development and growth of a person’s psychological and behavioral state. This process takes place after an individual who struggles with behavioral and psychological issues makes necessary lifestyle changes in order to better their life. This process is supervised and provided by one or…

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Community

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com·mu·ni·ty n.noun The Merriam-Webster dictionary gives several definitions for the word community: A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government. The district or locality in which such a group lives. A group of people having common interests: the scientific community; the international business community. When pertaining to troubled young…

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