Young people's perceptions of the 12-steps’ role in supporting their recovery (or not)

Citation:

Nash, A. J., Hennessy, E. A., Collier, C., & Kelly, J. F. (2020). Young people's perceptions of the 12-steps’ role in supporting their recovery (or not). Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse , 28 (5), 388-402.

Abstract:

Although 12-step participation is related to improved outcomes, young people’s 12-step involvement is rare. There is limited research on the role of 12-step philosophy and practices for supporting young people’s recovery or addressing why so few engage in 12-step practices. To explore these issues, content analysis was applied to qualitative data from two prior studies conducted with individuals who participated in an Alternative Peer Group (APG), a 12-step facilitated adolescent recovery support model. Findings revealed new information on barriers to 12-step involvement and suggest strategies for addressing barriers, boosting motivation, and changing young people’s perceptions of 12-step philosophy and practices.

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Last updated on 12/14/2020