Twelve Step Programs: An Update

  title={Twelve Step Programs: An Update},
  author={Buddy Lile},
  journal={Addictive Disorders \& Their Treatment},
  • Buddy Lile
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Psychology
  • Addictive Disorders & Their Treatment
Substance abuse, especially alcoholism, is a serious and long-standing problem that causes great personal, societal, and financial hardship. Although advances have been made in the medical treatment of these disorders, psychotherapeutic interventions are the current mainstay of treatment. In an effort to provide holistic treatment of addictive disorders, Alcoholics Anonymous was developed by two severe alcoholics in the 1930s. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) has been adapted to the management of many… 
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  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 2012
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Cognitive restructuring and the 12-step program of alcoholics anonymous.
The origins and evolution of the disease concept of treatment.
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Affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous after treatment: a study of its therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action.
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Long-term outcomes of alcohol use disorders: comparing untreated individuals with those in alcoholics anonymous and formal treatment.
Individuals who obtain help for a drinking problem, especially relatively quickly, do somewhat better on drinking outcomes over 8 years than those who do not receive help, but there is little difference between types of help on long-term drinking outcomes.
Hazelden's model of treatment and its outcome.
Substance Dependence, Abuse, and Treatment: Findings from the 2000 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse: (437862005-001)
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  • Psychology
    Journal of studies on alcohol
  • 1997
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