Around 7 percent of people in the United States have an addiction; unfortunately many do not get treatment. For those who do, is the familiar 12-step program, first published in 1939 still effective? As the basis for many other treatments, are there other paths to recovery?
Dr. Michael Miller, Medical Director of Herrington Recovery Center, was the featured guest on Dick Goldberg’s podcast “Insight” to discuss the 12-step path to recovery and how the program works for any culture, gender or socio-economic group. Additionally, he spoke to how the 12-steps can be adapted to other life maladies, not just addiction.
The podcast continues to discuss intervention by family and friends, if all drugs and alcohol are equally addictive and the myths of addiction.
Listen to the entire podcast of The 12 Steps & Addiction in America.