Wilson, Hayes, & Byrd, 2000

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Wilson, K. G., Hayes, S. C., & Byrd, M. (2000). Exploring compatibilities between Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and 12-Step treatment for substance abuse. Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, 18(4), 209-234.

Publication Topic: 
ACT: Conceptual
Behavior Analysis: Conceptual
Publication Type: 
substance abuse, substance dependence, addiction, 12-step, Alcoholics Anonymous, AA

Behavioral science research has often appeared to conflict with the 12-step treatment approach, which is the prevalent practice in the treatment of addictions in the United States. Compatibilities between 12-step and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a contextual behavioral treatment, are explored with the aim of reducing this friction and better serving consumers.

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