Exploring Compatibilities Between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and 12-Step Treatment for Substance Abuse
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- Wilson, K.G., Hayes, S.C. & Byrd, M.R. Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (2000) 18: 209. doi:10.1023/A:1007835106007
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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.