Prayer reduced drinking by about half.
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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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Painkiller abuse Painkiller
abuse continues to grow;
new treatments offer hope
Increasingly, drug abusers
are getting their next fix
from their medicine
cabinets, instead of from
drug dealers. More than 6
million Americans abuse
according to the U.S. Drug
Administration. One in 10
teenagers admits to
abusing painkillers, such as
Vicodin and Oxycontin.
Painkillers cause more
overdoses than cocaine
and heroin combined.
“Access to prescription
painkillers has never been
easier,” says addictions
psychiatrist Donna Yi, MD,
associate chief of staff and
clinical director for The
Menninger Clinic and
assistant professor in the
Menninger Department of
Psychiatry & Behavioral
Sciences at Baylor College
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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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 …∞
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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8 Ways to Help Patients Feel Human More than most many recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependent people have experienced the following. One should insist on ones rights and respect – quietly and assertively. Dehumanization is endemic in medical practice. This article discusses the psychology of dehumanization resulting from inherent features of medical settings, the doctor–patient …∞
Posted in Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcoholism, Assessment, Co-dependency, Contrast to other models, Doctors, Loss of control, Policy, Relationships, Spirituality, Stages of Change and tagged Bad Bedside Manners, Dehumanization, doctor–patient relationship, medical settings. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
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 …∞
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 …∞
AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.
Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, History, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, TSF and tagged Hazelden, psychiatric, psychoanalytic, rehabilitation, twelve-step. Use this permalink for a bookmark.