Alternative Peer Group: A Model for Youth Recovery

Crystal Collier, Robert Hilliker, Anthony Onwuegbuzie

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Adolescent and young-adult drug and alcohol use rates continue to hold steady and the research on effective long-term treatment models is sparse. During the past 40 years, a recovery community for adolescents and young adults has formed in Houston, TX, that provides comprehensive treatment services for families struggling with this issue. The purpose of this article is to describe the history and model of the adolescent peer group, its place in the recovery-oriented systems of care (Kaplan, 2008) as a chronic-care approach, and implications for future research in social influence, recovery capital, and long-term treatment for recovering youth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-53
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • adolescents
  • model
  • outpatient
  • recovery
  • young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental Health


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