Adult alcohol users: Volume 1 – 12-Step Facilitation Therapy Manual of Project MATCH [NIH, 1995]
Describes 12-Step facilitation therapy where the overall goal is to facilitate patients' active participation in the Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. The therapy regards such active involvement as the primary factor responsible for sustained sobriety ("recovery") and therefore as the desired outcome of participation in this treatment program. This therapy is grounded in the concept of alcoholism as a spiritual and medical disease.
- Setting - Community or outpatient setting.
- Duration - Twelve weekly sessions.
- Individual or group - Individual sessions.
The manuals in this series are the result of the collaborative efforts of the Project MATCH investigators and are used as guides by the therapists in the trial. They are presented to the alcohol research community as standardized, well-documented intervention tools for alcoholism treatment research. The manuals are provided to the public to permit replication of treatment procedures employed in Project MATCH. See the 17 December 1996 press release, NIAAA Reports Project MATCH Main Findings.
To order the Project MATCH manuals, print and fill out the form on the NIAAA website and mail to:
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Publications Distribution Center
PO Box 10686
Rockville, MD 20849-0686
Cost: US$6 per copy, including shipping and handling. For shipping outside the US add 25%
Training and Supervision Requirements
All therapies were delivered by carefully trained and supervised professional therapists. All therapy sessions were videotaped.
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