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Subst Abus. 2013;34(1):33-42. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2012.691780.

12-step participation and outcomes over 7 years among adolescent substance use patients with and without psychiatric comorbidity.

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Divisionof Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, 2000 Broadway,Oakland, CA 94612–2403, USA. Felicia.W.Chi@kp.org

Abstract

This study examines the associations between 12-step participation and outcomes over 7 years among 419 adolescent substance use patients with and without psychiatric comorbidities. Although level of participation decreased over time for both groups, comorbid adolescents participated in 12-step groups at comparable or higher levels across time points. Results from mixed-effects logistic regression models indicated that for both groups, 12-step participation was associated with both alcohol and drug abstinence at follow-ups, increasing the likelihood of either by at least 3 times. Findings highlight the potential benefits of 12-step participation in maintaining long-term recovery for adolescents with and without psychiatric disorders.

PMID:
23327502
PMCID:
PMC3558833
DOI:
10.1080/08897077.2012.691780
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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