The purpose of this assignment is for you to more thoroughly understand the role of 12-step groups in recovery from an addictive disorder. You are expect*d to develop a minimum 10 full-page paper (the cover and the reference pages do not count), following the APA format as appropriate. The paper can be longer. Again, the paper is to be focused on the role of 12-step programs in addiction recovery. Please do not include an abstract or an introduction; they are not necessary for this paper. Please do not use a running head or page title for each page; just simply number the pages.
It is expected that you refer to your class notes (lectures, power point, course documents and DVDs as appropriate throughout your paper. Use sub-headings to clearly identify the four components of the paper which are
1. Conduct research related to the history, evolution, process, effectiveness and criticism of the following four 12-step groups: 1) Alcoholics Anonymous (AA); 2) Al-Anon; 3) Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and 4) Gamblers Anonymous (GA). Consult with a librarian to locate appropriate scholarly journals, books and other materials. Use at least eight (8) references. While you may include ‘popular press” sources such as internet information sites, newspaper or magazine articles, you are also expected to include information data and from discussion.at least four (4) not professional include the journals or books, that include research-based (empirical) data and discussion.