Twelve Step Programs: An Update

  title={Twelve Step Programs: An Update},
  author={Buddy Lile},
  journal={Addictive Disorders \& Their Treatment},
  • Buddy Lile
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine
  • 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… Expand

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