12-Step participation reduces medical use costs among adolescents with a history of alcohol and other drug treatment.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Adolescents who attend 12-step groups following alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment are more likely to remain abstinent and to avoid relapse post-treatment. We examined whether 12-step attendance is also associated with a corresponding reduction in health care use and costs. METHODS We used difference-in-difference analysis to compare… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2012.05.002

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