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  • AA and Professional Treatment

    AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.

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    Abstinence rates in AA

    Abstinence rates in AA If
    you continue to attend AA
    and not drop out you have
    nearly double chance of
    remaining abstinent.
    Estimated Alcoholics
    Anonymous Membership
    1991-1992 New members
    during past year – 0.9
    million On-going members –
    1.5 million Total
    membership – 2.4 million
    Continuation Rate in
    Alcoholics Anonymous In
    1991-1992 4.8 million
    respondents reported ever
    attending an Alcoholics
    Anonymous (AA) meeting,
    for reasons related to their
    drinking, prior to the last
    12 months and 31%
    reported continued AA
    attendance during the last
    12 months. Rate of
    continued AA attendance
    was associated with years
    since first AA meeting 1-4
    years since first AA
    meeting – 36% remained 5-
    9 years since first AA

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    AA and Alcoholism

    A.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or propaganda in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals. The Fellowship has adopted …∞

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    Alcoholic Brain Damage Regrowth

    Abstinence May Make The Brain Grow Stronger • Chronic alcohol abuse leads to structural brain damage. • The damage includes loss of gray matter in the cortex and loss of white matter throughout the brain. • The greatest tissue loss occurs in the frontal lobe and cerebellum. • Prolonged abstinence from alcohol appears to allow …∞

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