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Bog, Martin and Filges, Trine and Brännström, Lars and Klint Jørgensen, Anne Marie and Karrman Fredrikksson, Maja . (2017) 12-step programs for reducing illicit drug use: a systematic review. The Campbell Collaboration. Campbell Systematic Reviews (2) 149 p. DOI 10.4073/csr.2017.2

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Illicit drug abuse has serious and far-reaching implications for the abuser, their family members, friends, and society as a whole. Preferred intervention programs are those that effectively reduce illicit drug use and its negative consequences, and are cost-effective as well. Current evidence shows that overall, 12-step programs are just as effective as alternative, psychosocial interventions. The costs of programs are, therefore, an important consideration. However, the strength of the studies is weak and further evidence regarding the effectiveness of 12-step programs is needed.

Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Review
Drug Type:Alcohol, Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder treatment method, Psychosocial treatment method, Rehabilitation/Recovery
Pages:149 p.
Publisher:The Campbell Collaboration
Subjects:HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Twelve-step model
HJ Treatment method > Spirituality and religion in treatment
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors

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