Exploring Compatibilities Between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and 12-Step Treatment for Substance Abuse

  • Kelly G. Wilson
  • Steven C. Hayes
  • Michelle R. Byrd
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1007835106007

Cite this article as:
Wilson, K.G., Hayes, S.C. & Byrd, M.R. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (2000) 18: 209. doi:10.1023/A:1007835106007

Abstract

Behavioral science research has appeared to conflict with the 12-step treatment approach, which is the prevalent practice in the treatment of addictions in the United States. Compatibilities between 12-step and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a contextual behavioral treatment, are explored with the aim of reducing this friction and better serving consumers.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelly G. Wilson
    • 1
  • Steven C. Hayes
    • 2
  • Michelle R. Byrd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychology, Peabody 205University of Mississippi, University
  2. 2.University of NevadaUSA