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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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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Â Mutual Support: For Professionals This article at Faces and Voices of Recovery details some of the issues in working with mutual and self-help fellowships for recovery from various substance abuse issues. Subjects include; A. Problems and Pitfalls in Working With Mutual Support Groups Taking Over the Peer Helper Role Over identification with Resistance Problems …∞
Professional Interventions That Facilitate 12-Step Self-Help Group Involvement. Facilitating patients’ involvement with 12-step self-help organizations, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), is often a goal of substance abuse treatment. Twelve-step-facilitation (TSF) interventions have been found to be more effective than comparison treatments in increasing patients’ 12-step group involvement and in promoting abstinence. …∞
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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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AA can help Most Alcoholics
12 Step Programs Offer
Broad Benefits, Study Says
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 those who had
attended AA or other self-
help programs after
treatment had higher rates
of abstinence, and drank
less if they did relapse. The
results cut across gender
and religious lines and held
regardless of psychiatric
history or whether the
patient had previously
attended AA or other
Twelve-step facilitation (TSF) in non-specialty settings. Participation in the twelve-step mutual-help organization, Alcoholics Anonymous, has proven to be an effective means of helping individuals with alcohol dependence achieve lasting sobriety. Although many patients choose to attend AA of their own accord, clinicians’ facilitation of AA involvement (“Twelve-Step Facilitation” [TSF]) has shown to substantially increase the …∞
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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 …∞
12-Step participation reduces medical use costs among adolescents with a history of alcohol and other drug treatment Background Adolescents who attend 12-step groups following alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment are more likely to remain abstinent and to avoid relapse post-treatment. We examined whether 12-step attendance is also associated with a corresponding reduction in health …∞
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