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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Spirituality plays an important role in the rehabilitation of many substance-dependent people
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This study compares peer helping and 12-step involvement among participants receiving chemical dependency treatment at day hospital (N = 503) and residential (N = 230) programs, and examines relationships between both variables and outcomes. Findings show that residential (vs. day hospital) participants reported significantly more peer helping and 12-step involvement during treatment, and marginally more …∞
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Encouraging post-treatment self-help group involvement to reduce demand for continuing care services: two-year clinical and utilization outcomes Background: Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care costs in the first year after treatment, but such initially impressive effects may wane over time. …∞
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 …∞
People progress through stages of affiliation with others and with Alcoholics Anonymous in pursuit of solutions to their problems.
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Recovery glossary | Mutual aid groups. Mutual aid groups (sometimes known as self-help or peer support groups) provide non-professional support to those who identify as sharing a similar problem. Members of mutual aid groups both give and receive support in regular group meetings that supplements or replaces the support offered by professional services. Mutual aid …∞
Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is a systematic intervention approach for evoking change in problem drinkers. It is based on principles of motivational psychology and is designed to produce rapid, internally motivated change. This treatment employs motivational strategies to mobilize the client’s own change resources. MET consists of four carefully planned and individualized treatment sessions. The …∞
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Doctors own alcohol consumption colours advice to patients Doctors who drink more themselves are more liberal in their advice to patients on alcohol consumption. They set higher thresholds for what is harmful, and while men who are heavy drinkers get to continue drinking, women are often advised to stop altogether, reveals a thesis from the …∞