GASTON, R. S. L., BEST, David, DAY, E. and WHITE, W. (2010). Perceptions of 12-step interventions among UK substance-misuse patients attending residential inpatient treatment in a UK treatment setting. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, 5 (3), 306-323.Full text not available from this repository.
In spite of a considerable evidence base suggesting the benefits of participation in Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step fellowships, most studies have been conducted in the United States. Preliminary studies have suggested that clients in addiction treatment in the United Kingdom may be more ambivalent about 12-step groups, and the current article examines barriers and pathways to engagement in 12-step recovery support groups for 125 drug and alcohol users (84.5% of the total sample) attending an inpatient detoxification unit in Birmingham, England. Two-thirds (69.4%) reported prior attendance at 12-step meetings, but current levels of affiliation were low and significant barriers to 12-step meeting attendance were identified. Barriers to participation include the perceived religious components of 12-step meetings, prior negative experiences in 12-step meetings, failure to identify with group members, and difficulties simultaneously participating in both 12-step meetings and structured treatment.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Law and Criminology Research Group|
|Depositing User:||Hilary Ridgway|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jan 2015 12:03|
|Last Modified:||06 Feb 2015 15:51|
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