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  • AA and recovery from alcoholism

    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
    founders, themselves
    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
    temperance advocates,
    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
    successful

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    Prayer Cuts Alcohol Consumption?

    Prayer reduced drinking by about half.

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    Humility and Surrender

    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 “surrender” steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: (1) surrendering to powerlessness over alcohol; (2) surrendering …∞

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    The Twelve-step Recovery Model of Alcoholics Anonymous

    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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    12-Step and Mutual-Help Programs

    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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    Principles of Alcoholism and Recovery

      Alcoholism and addiction have several common threads with reciprocal recovery principles. In their book, “Rethinking Substance Abuse, editors William R. Miller and Kathleen M. Carroll to sum up what has been learned about the science of addiction. These are; Drug Use is Chosen Behavior in the Beginning  for experimenting, peer pressure or otherwise its …∞

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    Al-Anon offers new life AA’s 12-Step Recovery Program Alcohol and Anxiety Alcohol Problems Database Alcoholic Defence Mechanisms Alcoholics Anonymous and Nursing An Introduction to Medication for Alcohol Dependence Anti-craving Drugs Binge Drinking & Brain Damage Brain Damage & Cirrhosis Brief-TSF Description Brief-TSF Learning Objectives Characteristics of Children of Alcoholic Controlled drinking? Counselling and the 12 …∞

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    As spirituality increases drinking decreases

    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 …∞

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    Teens in 12 Step Programs Do Well

    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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