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Teenagers -- Substance use, Substance abuse -- Treatment -- Evaluation, Harm reduction, Twelve-step programs -- Application to teenagers substance abuse -- Evaluation
Alongside harm reduction strategies, the abstinence-based 12-step model of recovery has become an increasingly prominent means of addressing substance abuse among American adolescent youth. These two different models of recovery are commonly being implemented in tandem with one another as a means of treating substance abuse for adolescent youth. Despite the common occurrence of dual implementation, there has been limited research into the impact these modalities have upon one another. Using a narrative review, this study utilizes existing literature to highlight key means through which the 12-step model of recovery works as both an asset and a hindrance to harm reduction strategies, such as opioid replacement therapy, for substance abusing adolescent youth.
Matteini, Matthew, "How Does the 12-step Model of Recovery Benefit and Complicate Harm Reduction Strategies for Substance Abusing Adolescent Youth?" (2017). University Honors Theses. Paper 439.