A review of the effectiveness and potential harms of self-help groups in substance-misusing adolescents was performed. Twelve studies were examined.
All studies were case series with important methodological shortcomings. The findings of these studies were summarized using a narrative synthesis approach.
Results indicated that self-help group attendance appears to reduce alcohol and drug use, including abstinence. However, the lack of methodological rigor in these studies precludes definitive conclusions.
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