Professional interventions that facilitate 12-step self-help group involvement

Authors
Citation
K. Humphreys, Professional interventions that facilitate 12-step self-help group involvement, ALCOHOL R H, 23(2), 1999, pp. 93-98
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Public Health & Health Care Science
Journal title
ALCOHOL RESEARCH & HEALTH
ISSN journal
1535-7414 → ACNP
Volume
23
Issue
2
Year of publication
1999
Pages
93 - 98
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
Facilitating patients' involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, su ch as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a go al of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventio ns have been found to be move effective than comparison treatments in incre asing patients' 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. Futu re TSF evaluation research should address the effectiveness of incorporatin g TSF interventions with cognitive-behavioral treatment methods, the relati ve impact of brief versus extended TSF interventions, and the cost-effectiv eness and health care cost-offset of TSF interventions within managed healt h cave systems.