This study compares peer helping and 12-step involvement among participants receiving chemical dependency treatment at day hospital (N = 503) and residential (N = 230) programs, and examines relationships between both variables and outcomes. Findings show that residential (vs. day hospital) participants reported significantly more peer helping and 12-step involvement during treatment, and marginally more …∞
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Encouraging post-treatment self-help group involvement to reduce demand for continuing care services: two-year clinical and utilization outcomes Background: Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care costs in the first year after treatment, but such initially impressive effects may wane over time. …∞
Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞
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Research Evidence for Twelve Step Facilitation Tonigan, J. Scott1. (2001). Benefits of Alcoholics Anonymous attendance: Replication of findings between clinical research sites in Project MATCH. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. Vol 19(1), , US: Haworth Press Inc. 2001, 67-77. Project MATCH Research Group. (1998). Matching alcoholism treatments to client heterogeneity: Project MATCH three year drinking outcomes. Alcoholism: …∞
A.A.s 12-Step Recovery Program Al-Anon Offers New Life Alcohol and Anxiety Alcohol Problems Database Alcoholic Defence Mechanisms Â· Alcoholics Anonymous and Nursing Â· An Introduction to Medication for Alcohol Dependence Â· Anti-Craving Drugs Â· Binge Drinking & Brain Damage Â· Brain Damage & Cirrhosis Â· Brief-TSF Description Â· Brief-TSF Learning Objectives
Psychotherapy is a unique relationship, a kind of connection that is unlike any other kind of relationship a person has in their life. In some ways, it can be more intimate than our most intimate relationships, but it also paradoxically values a vestige of professional distance between therapist and client. Therapists, alas, are just as …∞
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A comparative evaluation of substance abuse treatment This article first explains the conceptual framework and plan of a naturalistic, multisite evaluation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) substance abuse treatment programs. It then examines the effectiveness of an index episode of inpatient treatment and the effectiveness of continuing outpatient care and participation in self-help groups. …∞
CONTRAST TO OTHER COUNSELING APPROACHES Most Similar Counseling Approaches TSF has its roots in the Minnesota Model first described by Daniel J. Anderson and as implemented in most AA-oriented treatment programs (e.g.,the Hazelden Foundation, the Betty Ford Foundation, the Sierra Tuscan Center, and others). These models assume addiction can be arrested but not cured, ascribe …∞
AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.
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12-Step Involvement Increases Sobriety and Reduces Costs BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care costs in the first year after treatment, but such initially impressive effects may wane over time. This paper examines whether the positive clinical outcomes and reduced …∞