In earlya group of drug addicts began to meet as part of a treatment center in Lexington Federal Prison in Lexington, Kentucky. Little is known of attendance patterns or experiences with step fellowships among drug-dependent populations in spite of the number of individuals involved. The duration and correlates of addiction and treatment careers. These organizations encourage members to look to Jesus Christ as their higher power. Methadone maintenance MMa form of substitution therapy, is an abstinence-based treatment for opiate addiction. This belief results in missed opportunity to give clients an effective recovery resource. Recovery program The step recovery program is predicated on abstinence from the problem substance of abuse and to a lesser extent, from all substances of abuse.
Narcotics Anonymous NA Narcotics Anonymous NA is the largest and best known of the step fellowships addressing recovery from drug addiction.
The Impact of Alcoholics Anonymous on other substance abuse related Twelve Step programs
American Self-Help Clearinghouse; Self-help for the dually diagnosed. Dual diagnosis of major mental illness and substance disorder: Involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous by persons with dual diagnosis. Self-help group attendance and participation among cocaine dependent patients. The 's heralded a period of rapid growth for NA, perhaps coinciding with a social context in the US where drug use was becoming if not more socially acceptable at least more popular and celebrated in the pop culture of the times. In addition to similar steps, all step fellowships, be they for alcohol, drugs or other problem behaviors sex, gambling, shopping, smoking, overeating share the following:
World Conference was held inand others have followed every two years. Narcotics Anonymous NA is the largest and best known of the step fellowships addressing recovery from drug addiction. Little is known of attendance patterns or experiences with step fellowships among drug-dependent populations in spite of the number of individuals involved. Following the growth of the NA fellowship, other step organizations developed around a single problem substance. Abstract This chapter explores the influence of the AA model on self-help fellowships addressing problems of drug dependence. Three quarters were attending Methadone Anonymous voluntarily, the others were mandated by the program's staff.