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

  • Author(s): Chi, FW
  • Sterling, S
  • Campbell, CI
  • Weisner, C
  • et al.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3558833/pdf/nihms386901.pdf
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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.

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