FAQ: 12-Step, Self-Help Programs for Drug Addiction
9. Where do 12-step or self-help programs fit into drug addiction treatment?
Self-help groups can complement and extend the effects of professional treatment. The most prominent self-help groups are those affiliated with:
all of which are based on the 12-step model, and Smart Recovery®. Most drug addiction treatment programs encourage patients to participate in a self-help group during and after formal treatment.
Source: National Institute of Drug Abuse, "Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research Based Guide."
Staff, H. (2008, December 21). FAQ: 12-Step, Self-Help Programs for Drug Addiction, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, October 25 from https://www.healthyplace.com/addictions/articles/12-step-self-help-programs-for-drug-addiction