A pilot study of the role of AA sponsors An AA sponsor is a close 1-on-1 collaboration between an older sober member and a relative newcomer to sobriety. Its a two way helping relationship â€“ the sponsor affirms their own sobriety and the sponsee gains new insights. AIMS: The aim of this study was to …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, Disease of addiction, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help and tagged Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale, Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire, sponsor, sponsoree. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
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 …∞
7-year trajectories of Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and associations with treatment Although many members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are introduced to AA during treatment, the relationship between treatment and AA attendance over time is unknown. This paper describes four latent classes of AA attendance among 586 dependent alcoholics interviewed by telephone 1, 3, 5 and 7 …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, Stages of Change, Target populations and tagged aa attendance, abstinence. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Twelve Step Facilitation Therapy facilitates patients’ active participation in the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous. TSF regards such active involvement as the primary factor responsible for sustained sobriety (recovery) and therefore as the desired outcome of participation in this treatment program. This therapy is grounded in the concept of alcoholism as a spiritual and medical disease. …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, Mutual-help, Recovery, Self-help, Spirituality, Stages of Change. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
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 …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brain, Detoxification, Disease of addiction, Higher Power, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Self-help and tagged Minnesota Model, psychiatrists, residential treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
For dually-diagnosed individuals, continued participation in dual recovery self-help groups plays a significant role in the recovery process, particularly in the area of substance use.
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Assessment, Contrast to other models, Mutual-help, Policy, Recovery, Research, Self-help, Target populations and tagged Alcoholics Anon, disease, double trouble, DTR, dual diagnosis, mental health, Narcotics Anon, New York, substance abuse, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Can Encouraging substance abuse patients to participate in self-help groups reduce demand for health care? Over a period of one year, low-income, US veteran men (N=1774) receiving substance abuse treatment in either a 12-step or cognitive-behaviorally oriented inpatient program were compared on participation in a self-help group, use and costs of inpatient and outpatient mental …∞
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Alcoholism, Demographics, Mutual-help, Self-help and tagged abstinence from drugs and alcohol., cognitive-behaviorally, health care costs, substance abuse. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
The interplay between help
seeking and alcohol related
processes for professional
treatment and self-help
groups. Summary: This
study examined the
influence of self-selection
on the duration of
professional treatment and
participation in Alcoholics
Anonymous (AA) and the
influence of social
causation on alcohol-
related outcomes. A
sample of alcoholics was
surveyed at baseline and
1, 3, and 8 years later.
Participants completed an
inventory at each survey
that assessed participation
in treatment and AA since
the last assessment and
There were divergent
processes of self-selection
and social causation with
respect to the duration of
participation in professional
treatment and AA.
Individuals with more
problems obtained longer
episodes of professional
AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.
Posted in Adjunctive therapy, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Contrast to other models, History, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, TSF and tagged Hazelden, psychiatric, psychoanalytic, rehabilitation, twelve-step. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
Are Brief Alcohol Interventions Likely to be Effective in Routine Primary Care Practice? A number of meta-analyses have demonstrated the modest efficacy of brief interventions (BI) for nondependent unhealthy alcohol use in primary care settings. Whether this level of efficacy can be expected when BIs are delivered outside of research studies in not known. This …∞
Posted in Alcohol, Alcoholism, Brief-TSF, Loss of control, Mutual-help, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Stages of Change and tagged Alcohol, binge, clinical, doctor, drinking, intervention, medical, remission, treatment. Use this permalink for a bookmark.