Exploring Compatibilities Between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and 12-Step Treatment for Substance Abuse

  title={Exploring Compatibilities Between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and 12-Step Treatment for Substance Abuse},
  author={K. G. Wilson and S. C. Hayes and M. Byrd},
  journal={Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy},
  • K. G. Wilson, S. C. Hayes, M. Byrd
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
  • Behavioral science research has appeared to conflict with the 12-step treatment approach, which is the prevalent practice in the treatment of addictions in the United States. Compatibilities between 12-step and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a contextual behavioral treatment, are explored with the aim of reducing this friction and better serving consumers. 
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