August 8, 2017 |
HealthDay | ’12-Step’ Strategy Boosts Success of Teen Drug Use Program
HealthDay, August 7, 2017
Highlighting new research from Recovery Research Institute Founder & Director Dr. John F. Kelly
MONDAY, Aug. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Drug and alcohol abuse treatment for teens and young adults may be more effective when it includes a 12-step program similar to that used by Alcoholics Anonymous, a new report suggests.
The study at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Addiction Medicine in Boston lasted nine months, and included 59 people aged 14 to 21.
The researchers found that combining the 12-step approach with standard care led to more successful outcomes than current standard methods alone…