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  • Self-help Reduces Healthcare Demand

    Encouraging post-treatment self-help group involvement to reduce demand for continuing care services: two-year clinical and utilization outcomes. BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence indicates that addiction and psychiatric treatment programs that actively promote self-help group involvement can reduce their patients’ health care costs in the first year after treatment, but such initially impressive effects may wane over time. …∞

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    Adolescents 12-step Group Participation

    Can 12-step group participation strengthen and extend the benefits of adolescent addiction treatment? A prospective analysis Background Despite advances in the development of treatments for adolescents with substance use disorders (SUD), relapse remains common following an index treatment episode. Community continuing care resources, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), have been shown …∞

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    Double Trouble in Recovery

    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.

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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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    Role of AA Sponsors

    The aim of this study was to explore the roles of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsors and to describe the characteristics of a sample of sponsors.

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    Referral To 12-Step Groups

    A randomized controlled
    trial of intensive referral to
    12-step self-help groups:
    One-year outcomes.
    Abstract Objective; This
    study implemented and
    evaluated procedures to
    help clinicians make
    effective referrals to 12-
    step self-help groups
    (SHGs). Methods; In this
    randomized controlled trial,
    individuals with substance
    use disorders (SUDs)
    entering a new outpatient
    treatment episode (N =
    345; 96% had previous
    SUD treatment) were
    randomly assigned to a
    standard referral or an
    intensive referral-to-self-
    help condition and provided
    self-reports of 12-step
    group attendance and
    involvement and substance
    use at baseline and at six-
    month and one-year
    follow-ups (93%). In
    standard referral, patients
    received a schedule for
    local 12-step SHG meetings
    and were encouraged to
    attend. Intensive referral
    had the

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    Mutual-help Groups

    Mutual-help Groups (MHGs) for alcohol use disorders Despite developments in medications and behavioral therapies, MHGs remain the most commonly sought source of help for alcohol use disorders in the United States. MHGs are groups of two or more people who share a problem and come together to provide problem-specific help and support to one another. …∞

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    Treatment and AA Attendance

    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 …∞

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    AA and Professional Treatment

    AA’s impact on professional treatment cannot be underestimated.

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