Does Alcoholics Anonymous work differently for men and women? A moderated multiple-mediation analysis in a large clinical sample Background Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) began as a male organization, but about one third is now female. Studies have found that women participate at least as much as men and benefit equally from AA, but it is unclear …∞
12-Step participation reduces medical use costs among adolescents with a history of alcohol and other drug treatment Adolescents who attend 12-step groups following alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment are more likely to remain abstinent and to avoid relapse post-treatment. We examined whether 12-step attendance is also associated with a corresponding reduction in health care …∞
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Do 12 step meeting attendance trajectories over 9 years predict abstinence? This study grouped treatment-seeking individuals (n = 1825) by common patterns of 12-step attendance using 5 waves of data (75% interviewed Year 9) to isolate unique characteristics and use-related outcomes distinguishing each class profile. The “high” class reported the highest attendance and abstention. The …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous benefit adolescents who attend
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Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances. There are no dues …∞
Early detection, including screening and brief interventions (for nondependent problem drinkers) Comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment plan Care management Individually delivered, proven professional interventions Contracting with patients Social skills training Medications Specialized services for medical, psychiatric, employment or family problems Continuing care Strong bond with therapist or counselor Longer duration (for alcohol dependent persons) Participation …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous is not organized in the formal or political sense. There are no governing officers, no rules or regulations, no fees or dues. The need for certain services to alcoholics and their families throughout the world has, however, been apparent from the beginning of the Fellowship. Inquiries have to be answered. Literature has to …∞
A pilot study of the role of AA sponsors An AA sponsor is a close 1-on-1 collaboration between an older sober member and a relative newcomer to sobriety. Its a two way helping relationship â€“ the sponsor affirms their own sobriety and the sponsee gains new insights. AIMS: The aim of this study was to …∞
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Image by beachblogger42 via Flickr Are 12-Step Programs for Teens Effective? Research shows that these types of programs are beneficial for teens. One particular study tracked the progress of 160 youngsters with an average age of 16, over the course of four and six week treatments based on AA’s 12-Step Program. The teens were re-evaluated …∞
Categorical 12-step involvement and continuous abstinence at 2 years Abstract A longitudinal analysis of 12-step involvement was conducted among a U.S. sample of patients exiting treatment for substance dependence. Categorical involvement in a set of 12-step activities and summary scores of involvement from the Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale were examined in relation to continuous abstinence …∞
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