There is a long-recognized association between alcohol consumption and aggressive behavior. But does aggression and hostility continue into sobriety? This study was designed to examine aggression in a group of socially well-adapted recovered alcoholics. The question addressed was whether the treatment, together with long-term abstinence from alcohol, could reduce aggression and hostility in recovered alcoholics. …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous careers BACKGROUND: Most formal treatment programs recommend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) attendance during treatment and as a form of adjunctive aftercare, but we know very little about treatment seekers’ patterns of AA involvement over time and how these relate to abstinence. METHOD: This paper applies latent class growth curve modeling to longitudinal data from …∞
Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.
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A new report shows that people in recovery can help hospitalized alcoholics by encouraging them to quit drinking and enter counseling, Reuters reported June 11. “A recovering alcoholic can help alcoholics who are still suffering from the disease, because the patients relate to them,” said Dr. Richard D. Blondell, an addiction-medicine specialist at the University …∞
Alcoholism in women: is it different in onset and outcome compared to men? Abstract; Onset and course of alcohol dependence show gender related differences suggesting that women are more vulnerable to chronic alcohol consumption. Known as the telescoping effect where women have greater and faster alcohol related effect. This raises the question whether the differences …∞
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 …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, Disease of addiction, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help and tagged Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale, Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire, sponsor, sponsoree. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
An Evaluation of the Therapeutic Programme Conducted by the Southern Regional Alcohol-Abuse Treatment Centre: Study on the Programme’s Results One Year after Discharge from Inpatient Care. Given the clinical and social problems caused by the consumption of alcohol in most industrialised countries, there is a strong need to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of integrated …∞
A comparative evaluation of substance abuse treatment This article first explains the conceptual framework and plan of a naturalistic, multisite evaluation of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) substance abuse treatment programs. It then examines the effectiveness of an index episode of inpatient treatment and the effectiveness of continuing outpatient care and participation in self-help groups. …∞
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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Brief-TSF Treatment Setting Brief-TSF can be used with both individuals who have never sought treatment and those who had previous treatment and aftercare clients. The model is flexible enough to accommodate all of these client groups. However, since Brief-TSF relies heavily on client involvement in community-based 12 step fellowship and meetings, it would be less …∞