Preliminary Outcomes from STAGE-12 Presented at AAAP

by

This presentation at the recent American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) conference, by Dennis Donovan of the Pacific Northwest Node and Dennis Daley of the Appalachian Tri-State Node, describes the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network study CTN-0031, which compared a manual-guided 12-Step Facilitation therapy with usual treatment in a large sample of patients entering treatment for substance problems in community-based treatment programs (including Evergreen Manor and RCKC here in the Pacific Northwest Node).

This protocol was developed to help address the substantial gaps in our knowledge about 12-Step programs such as AA and NA as effective therapeutic options. Preliminary results from the protocol suggest that STAGE-12 increases the probability of abstinence from stimulants during and in the last 30 days of the active treatment phase, and is also associated with greater numbers of days of 12-step self-help meeting attendance. Discussions of the implications for clinical practice are included.

Citation: Donovan DM, Daley DC. 12-Step Facilitation: New Evidence from the National Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network. Presented at the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) annual meeting, Scottsdale, AZ, December 8-11, 2011.



Find it in the CTN Dissemination Library!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: