By Cory Thornton, MS, MFA
For a great portion of the general population, addiction treatment is synonymous with Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step programs. The 12-Step program has many supporters and is one of the most widely-used programs to treat substance abuse (see Recent Research Offers Compelling Support for the Effectiveness of Twelve Step-Based Treatment). On the other hand, in spite of its popularity, there have been many studies and examinations of the program that have questioned its effectiveness over the years (see
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For a great portion of the general population, addiction treatment is synonymous with Alcoholics Anonymous and 12-Step programs. The 12-Step program has many supporters and is one of the most widely-used programs to treat substance abuse (see Recent Research Offers Compelling Support for the Effectiveness of Twelve Step-Based Treatment). On the other hand, in spite of its popularity, there have been many studies and examinations of the program that have questioned its effectiveness over the years (see
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