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. This …∞
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Researchers from Stanford University found that a 12-step oriented treatment program that included attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings boosted two-year sobriety rates by 30 percent compared other programs, the BBC reported Jan. 29. Twelve-step oriented programs also cost 30 percent less than other treatment for addiction, the researchers said. Lead study author Keith Humphreys said the …∞
Should You Join A Self Help Group? Are you going through a tough time in your life? Do you feel like you’re all alone with your problem? Chances are that there are a lot of other people who are facing a similar difficulty right now, perhaps even other people in your own community. You can …∞