Series Two; Blog Eighty-Three
Effective treatment for addiction recovery is oftentimes judged by the percentage of relapse that occurs in the first year of recovery. It has been written that an estimated 43 percent of all people who go to drug rehab successfully complete their treatment programs, while another 16 percent are transferred to other rehab centers for additional treatment. Rehab success rates for those who complete drug and alcohol detoxification are a combined 68 percent. Most people cannot afford inpatient recovery programs that exist throughout the country. One of the criticisms of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the persistent relapse that occurs in the program. Yet, AA and other 12-step programs have been helpful to millions of recovering addicts.
What are the keys to working an effective program in a 12-step community? Listed are some considerations.
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