Title

Assessing the Attitudes Substance Abuse Professionals Have Toward 12-Step Culture: Preliminary Results

Keywords

12-step programs, addiction, measurement, referral, treatment

Abstract

Despite the wide incorporation of 12-step programs into substance abuse treatment, many clients fail to engage them. The lack of engagement might arise for multiple reasons, but the attitudes referring substance abuse professionals have toward 12-step culture might be a contributive factor. Although several available instruments measure client participation, none focus on substance abuse professionals' attitudes toward the culture of 12-step programs. This study reports on the initial development of an instrument designed to measure this construct. Factor analysis of relevant items suggests multiple potential components of attitude toward 12-step culture, laying a foundation for subsequent work.

Original Publication Citation

Dennis, C. B. & Earleywine, M. (2013). Assessing the attitudes substance abuse professionals have towards 12-step culture: Preliminary results. Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, 13(4), 373-392.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2013-11-13

Publisher

Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Social Work

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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