Dropout from 12-step self-help groups: prevalence, predictors, and counteracting treatment influences.

@article{Kelly2003DropoutF1,
  title={Dropout from 12-step self-help groups: prevalence, predictors, and counteracting treatment influences.},
  author={J. Kelly and R. Moos},
  journal={Journal of substance abuse treatment},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          241-50
        }
}
  • J. Kelly, R. Moos
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of substance abuse treatment
Attendance at 12-step self-help groups is frequently recommended as an adjunct to professional substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, yet patient dropout from these groups is common. This study assessed the prevalence, predictors, and treatment-related factors affecting dropout in the first year following treatment for 2,778 male patients. Of these, 91% (2,518) were identified as having attended 12-step groups either in the 90 days prior to, or during, treatment. At 1-year followup 40% had… Expand
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