• Health Realization Compared to 12-Step Programs in Drug Rehab

    Posted on July 23, 2013
    It has been widely said that “AA is the only thing that works” when it comes to alcohol recovery. The 12-step model of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is now applied to other substance use disorders in drug rehab centers around the world. However, research shows that AA is not the only approach that works. In fact, many studies have shown that other drug treatment approaches are just as effective as 12-step programs. Banerjee et. al. found that a relatively new approach known as Health Realization offered comparable benefits for women in a residential drug rehab program as compared to a 12-step program (2007). Health Realization (HR) is an approach to psychology first developed by Roger Mills and George Pransky in the 1980s. It is based on the ideas of author Sydney Banks. HR teaches that ...
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