Comparing Treatments for Dual Diagnosis: Twelve-Step and Self-Management and Recovery Training

  title={Comparing Treatments for Dual Diagnosis: Twelve-Step and Self-Management and Recovery Training},
  author={Audrey J Brooks and Patricia E. Penn},
  journal={The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse},
  pages={359 - 383}
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 12-step and cognitive-behavioral (Self-Management and Recovery Training [SMART]) approaches for persons with a dual diagnosis of serious mental illness and substance use disorder in an intensive outpatient/partial hospitalization setting. Participants (n=112) were alternately assigned to the two treatment conditions, with 50 participants completing the 6-month treatment program. Assessments occurred at baseline, 3 months, and 6… 
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