Many substance abuse treatment providers expose adolescents to self-help concepts, most notably in the 12-Step tradition, in two main ways: by incorporating 12-Step work and philosophy to varying degrees into their treatment approaches (Jainchill 2000) and/or by recommending attendance at 12-Step meetings during and after treatment (Bukstein 1995). One indication of the popularity of 12-Step concepts was demonstrated by a survey of 144 adolescent substance abuse treatment…

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