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The courage to change: Patient perceptions of 12-Step fellowships

  • John-Kåre Vederhus1Email author,
  • Christine Timko2, 3,
  • Øistein Kristensen1 and
  • Thomas Clausen1, 4
BMC Health Services Research201111:339

Received: 12 September 2011

Accepted: 15 December 2011

Published: 15 December 2011

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Original Submission
12 Sep 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
27 Sep 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ulrich W. Preuss
1 Nov 2011 Reviewed Reviewer Report - joachim kugler
25 Nov 2011 Author responded Author comments - John-Kåre Vederhus
Resubmission - Version 3
25 Nov 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
15 Dec 2011 Editorially accepted
15 Dec 2011 Article published 10.1186/1472-6963-11-339

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Authors’ Affiliations

Addiction Unit, Sørlandet Hospital HF
Center for Health Care Evaluation, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System
Stanford University Medical Center
Norwegian Center for Addiction Research, University of Oslo