Twelve-step and mutual-help programs for addictive disorders
Journal/Book: Psychiat Clin N Amer. 1999; 22: Independence Square West Curtis Center, Ste 300, Philadelphia, PA 19106-3399, USA. W B Saunders Co. 425+.
Abstract: The twelve-step programs are an invaluable complement to psychiatric and medical care. This article reviews recent research on the effectiveness of Alcoholics Anonymous and considers other mutual help programs. Problems with patient and professional resistance to the twelve-step programs are reviewed. Suggestions are made for working with these clinical problems.
Note: Article Chappel JN, Univ Nevada, Sch Med, 401 W 2nd St, Suite 215, Reno,NV 89503 USA
Keyword(s): ALCOHOLICS-ANONYMOUS AFFILIATION; SUBSTANCE-ABUSE; SELF-HELP; RECOVERY; 12-STEP; PSYCHOTHERAPY; PARTICIPANTS; SPIRITUALITY; RESOURCES; SOBRIETY