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
Handbook of Alcoholism While the war on drugs continues to attract world attention, it is often overlooked that alcoholism remains a major worldwide health concern. No matter what your expertise, the Handbook of Alcoholism can help you acquire the necessary skills to treat problem drinkers and alcohol-dependent patients. In three sections; Patient Care, Research, and …∞
Acceptability of mental health screening in routine addictions treatment Abstract Objective The objective was to investigate patients’ views on the application of case finding and screening methods for common mental disorders in an addiction treatment service. Method Qualitative thematic analysis of semistructured interviews with a purposive sample of 19 participants. Participants took part in diagnostic …∞
Helping, spirituality and Alcoholics Anonymous OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine how helping activities and spirituality–perhaps key influences on sobriety–change over alcoholism recovery. The study also explores interrelations among Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), helping and spirituality. METHOD: Questionnaires were administered to recovering alcoholics (118 men, 80 women) recruited at AA and Women for …∞
In general mutual aid group membership was repeatedly associated with positive benefits.
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Results suggest stability in the representation of women and minorities among the AA membership
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Multiple psychiatric disorder risk for families with alcohol dependence First-degree relatives of people dependent on alcohol are not only at increased risk of becoming addicted to alcohol and other drugs such as cocaine, but also of developing psychiatric disorders such as depression and panic disorder, study findings indicate. Noting that alcohol dependence tends to aggregate …∞
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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Self-reported mental illness in a dental school clinic population The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of mental illness in a university-based dental clinic population. Dentists routinely review the patient’s medical history to identify any physical disease or condition that may impact dental treatment. Mental illness may also affect dental treatment and …∞
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