Spirituality and purpose in life in alcoholism recovery. We examined the relationship between spirituality and recovery from alcoholism. Spirituality was defined as the extent of practice of Alcoholics Anonymous Steps 11 and 12 and was measured by a Step Questionnaire developed for this study. AA Step 11 suggests prayer and meditation, and Step 12 suggests …∞
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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
The recovery from
alcoholism: Twelve steps of
Alcoholics Anonymous. AA
is a self-help, volunteer
organization begun in the
mid-1930s that views
alcoholism as a disease,
not a defect of will. Its
alcoholics, maintained that
persons with the disease
should completely stop
drinking, but they did not
concern those who could
handle alcohol. This
position contrasted with
the premises of most
who saw drinking as a
moral choice and opposed
any alcohol use by anyone.
The Twelve Steps embody
the wisdom of the founders
of AA about pursuing
ongoing recovery from
alcoholism. The procedure
they describe has evolved
into one of the most
The aim of this study was to explore the roles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsors and to describe the characteristics of a sample of sponsors.
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AA utilization after introduction in outpatient treatment Treatment for alcohol dependence is often provided in outpatient settings, and often includes introduction to Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Relatively little is known about subsequent AA utilization. Analyses of survey data collected from 72 clients of an outpatient treatment center introduced to AA revealed that, 6 months following intake, …∞
Lack of Humility as a Barrier in Surrendering to the Spiritual Aspect of Alcoholics Anonymous Kenneth E. Hart and Cherry Huggett Aims. We tested the hypothesis that recovering alcoholic outpatients who lack humility will be particularly reluctant to accept the first three â€œsurrenderâ€ steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: (1) surrendering to powerlessness over alcohol; (2) surrendering …∞
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Analysts describe the AA recovery program as complex, implicitly grounded in sound psychological principles, and more sophisticated than is typically understood.
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Mutual-help Groups (MHGs) for alcohol use disorders Despite developments in medications and behavioral therapies, MHGs remain the most commonly sought source of help for alcohol use disorders in the United States. MHGs are groups of two or more people who share a problem and come together to provide problem-specific help and support to one another. …∞
7-year trajectories of Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and associations with treatment Although many members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are introduced to AA during treatment, the relationship between treatment and AA attendance over time is unknown. This paper describes four latent classes of AA attendance among 586 dependent alcoholics interviewed by telephone 1, 3, 5 and 7 …∞
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Persistent influence of social networks and Alcoholics Anonymous on abstinence The role of changes in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) involvement and social networks in relation to abstinence following substance abuse treatment is studied. Specifically, the role of AA and network support for abstinence are examined in relation to their effect on changes in abstinence states between …∞