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Health care costs drop if adolescent substance abusers use 12-step programs

May 29, 2012   // 0 Comments

MADISON—The use of 12-step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, by adolescents with a history of drug and alcohol abuse not only reduces the risk of relapse but also leads to lower health care costs, according to research by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. The study, which appears in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, is the first to examine the cost impl...

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