Six-month changes in spirituality, religiousness, and heavy drinking in a treatment-seeking sample. OBJECTIVE: This descriptive and exploratory study investigated change in alcoholics’ spirituality and/or religiousness (S/R) from treatment entry to 6 months later and whether those changes were associated with drinking outcomes. METHOD: Longitudinal survey data were collected from 123 outpatients with alcohol use disorders …∞
Prayer reduced drinking by about half.
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AA & 12-Step Treatment AA Assists Alcoholics Avoid Alcohol AA Can Help Most Alcoholics AA Fact File AAs 12-Step Recovery Program Al-Anon offers new life Alcohol and Anxiety Alcohol Problems Database Alcoholic Defense Mechanisms Alcoholics Anonymous and Nursing Alcoholics Anonymous Program in India Alcoholics can benefit from Al-Anon Alcoholics Have Trouble Identifying Emotions Alcoholism / …∞
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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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Lack of Humility as a Barrier in Surrendering to the Spiritual Aspect of Alcoholics Anonymous Kenneth E. Hart and Cherry Huggett Aims. We tested the hypothesis that recovering alcoholic outpatients who lack humility will be particularly reluctant to accept the first three â€œsurrenderâ€ steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: (1) surrendering to powerlessness over alcohol; (2) surrendering …∞
Background of Formal Religious Practice Helps Teens Get More Out of 12-Step Programs Teens entering 12-step substance abuse programs with a background in formal religious practices have better outcomes than those without a similar experience in religion, a new study suggests. The study of teens undergoing substance abuse treatment also found that helping other teens, …∞
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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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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
The recovery from
alcoholism: Twelve steps of
Alcoholics Anonymous. AA
is a self-help, volunteer
organization begun in the
mid-1930s that views
alcoholism as a disease,
not a defect of will. Its
alcoholics, maintained that
persons with the disease
should completely stop
drinking, but they did not
concern those who could
handle alcohol. This
position contrasted with
the premises of most
who saw drinking as a
moral choice and opposed
any alcohol use by anyone.
The Twelve Steps embody
the wisdom of the founders
of AA about pursuing
ongoing recovery from
alcoholism. The procedure
they describe has evolved
into one of the most
What can be confidently said about AA in general and about the role of spirituality in AA in particular? First, there is convincing evidence that alcoholism severity predicts later AA attendance. Second, atheists are less likely to attend AA, relative to individuals who already hold spiritual and/or religious beliefs. However, belief in God before AA …∞
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