AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.
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A study of Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step oriented self-help programs finds that they can help most people recover from alcoholism, even those who are not religious or have mental-health problems. The Pacific Institute on Research and Education (PIRE) reported that researchers tracked a group of 227 alcoholics over three years and found that …∞
Spirituality in alcoholics
during treatment The
purpose of this study was
to measure spiritual well-
being (SWB), private
religious practices (PRP),
positive religious coping,
(AASE), affiliation with AA
(AAA), and their
associations with alcoholics
in treatment. Seventy-four
adults in a three-week
treatment program were
assessed at admission and
discharge. Wilcoxon signed
rank and t tests
increases in all variables.
between the spiritual
variables, SWB and AASE,
as well as PRP and AAA.
Findings suggest that
spiritual variables can
change during treatment
and that there may be
spiritual variables and
variables associated with
Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership
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Using Imagery and Storytelling to Educate Outpatients about 12-Step Programs and Improve Their Participation in Community-based Programs The longer a patient remains engaged in recovery activities the greater the success of long-term abstinence. Self-help community programs that use the 12-steps such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are known in the addictions field …∞
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Spirituality plays an important role in the rehabilitation of many substance-dependent people
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Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞
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Harry Tiebout: The Collected Writings One of the first psychiatrists to describe alcoholism as a disease rather than a moral failing or criminal activity. Harry M. Tiebout was also one of the first to wholeheartedly endorse Alcoholics Anonymous as an effective force in the struggle against compulsive drinking. This volume brings together, for the first …∞
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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 …∞
Twelve-Step and Mutual-Help Programs for Addictive Disorders This important statement was made after an extensive review of outcomes research on addiction treatment. It reflects the conclusions of recent scientific reviews that alcohol and other drug addictions are chronic, relapsing diseases of the brain. The Minnesota Model, which throughout the 1980s featured 28 days of intensive …∞
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