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={Kelly G. Wilson and Steven C. Hayes and Michelle R. Byrd},
  journal={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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