The effect of 12-step based fellowship participation on abstinence among dually diagnosed persons: a two-year longitudinal study.

@article{Laudet2004TheEO,
  title={The effect of 12-step based fellowship participation on abstinence among dually diagnosed persons: a two-year longitudinal study.},
  author={Alexandre B. Laudet and Stephen Magura and Charles M Cleland and Howard S. Vogel and Edward L. Knight and Andrew Rosenblum},
  journal={Journal of psychoactive drugs},
  year={2004},
  volume={36 2},
  pages={207-16}
}
A large percentage of individuals are dually-diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and a substance use disorder. Such persons typically face more difficulties and have poorer outcomes than do single disorder substance users. Among noncomorbid substance users, treatment and participation in 12-Step groups have been shown to enhance the likelihood of abstinence from substance misuse. Specialized 12-Step based fellowships have recently emerged to address the recovery needs of dually-diagnosed… CONTINUE READING

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