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The Role of Self-Help Groups in the Treatment of the Dual Diagnosis Patient

  • Phyllis Zaslav

Abstract

The material in this chapter is designed to present an overview of the integrated model of self-help groups, psychotherapy, and medication in the treatment of the dual diagnosis patient. This model illustrates the possibility of achieving a working relationship between patient, therapist, and the 12-Step recovery program of AA. Though many professionals are supportive of AA and other 12-Step programs, their limited understanding of what happens in AA and their personal judgments regarding the “religious” aspect of AA often limit the full extent of developing a recovery program for the client.

Keywords

Depression Schizophrenia Assure Beach Arena 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Phyllis Zaslav
    • 1
  1. 1.Counseling Center for Personal GrowthWhitestoneUSA

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