Twelve Step Facilitation: A Necessary Treatment for Offenders

  title={Twelve Step Facilitation: A Necessary Treatment for Offenders},
  author={Timothy P. Sheehan},
  journal={Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice},
  pages={71 - 81}
  • T. Sheehan
  • Published 13 July 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice
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