Antipathy or Naivety: 12 step facilitation in UK Health and social services

Professor Jonathan Chick | 05 Aug 2018
When 300 English addiction treatment workers were surveyed, 9% said they used the 12-step model and only a third felt that their clients were suited to AA or NA. Less than half would recommend trying a meeting. The NHS survey of the UK population found that of people who reported serious concern about their drinking some had had counselling, but very few had ever attended a mutual aid group. This presentation traces some myths and barriers and proposes changes for colleagues and sufferers.
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