Changes in self-efficacy and Twelve Step Affiliation were associated with improvement in substance use outcomes at the end of treatment.
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Coping Strategies of Female Victims of Child Abuse in Treatment for Substance Abuse Relapse: Their Advice to Other Women and Healthcare Professionals, Abstract This study was a part of a larger qualitative descriptive study designed to explore chronic sorrow as a relapse trigger among female victims of child abuse who were currently enrolled in substance …∞
Spiritual assessment in biomedicine The recent surge of interest in links between spirituality and health has generated many assessment approaches that seek to identify spiritual need and suggest strategic responses for health care practitioners. The interpretations of spirituality made within health frameworks do not do justice to the way spirituality is understood in society in …∞
Spirituality and purpose in life in alcoholism recovery. We examined the relationship between spirituality and recovery from alcoholism. Spirituality was defined as the extent of practice of Alcoholics Anonymous Steps 11 and 12 and was measured by a Step Questionnaire developed for this study. AA Step 11 suggests prayer and meditation, and Step 12 suggests …∞
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Spirituality: its starring role
in recovery from addiction
Abstract; The recovery
volunteers in the alcohol
and drug addiction
recovery field serve as a
glimpse of the role
spirituality played in
transforming them from
substance abusers into
abstainers from their drug
of choice. Study
participants include former
addicts who now serve as
mentors, peer and
professional counselors to
people with addictions. The
paths and forms of
spirituality are varied and,
for some, changing but
from the participants’;
experiences two aspects of
spirituality emerge. The
first is the notion of
community, which the
author calls we-ness. The
second aspect is the desire
to be of service
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. …∞
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Prayer as medicine: how much have we learned? SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH Many people use prayer, and some studies have shown a positive association between prayer and improved health outcomes. This article explores four possible mechanisms by which prayer may lead to improved health. While acknowledging the efficacy of prayer and recognizing the needs of patients, …∞
Recovering from alcohol and other drug dependency. AA describes itself as a program of spiritual recovery from alcoholism. Its philosophy and methods have strongly influenced formal treatment programs. AA’s 12 steps, beginning with an admission of powerlessness over alcohol, provide a structured series of self-examination and improvement tasks to help overcome alcoholism. Although AA is …∞
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous benefit adolescents who attend
Posted in 12-Step Groups, Addiction, Alcohol, Alcoholics Anon, Alcoholism, Assessment, Demographics, Disease of addiction, Drugs, Mutual-help, Narcotics Anon, Recovery, Relapse prevention, Research, Self-help, Spirituality, Target populations, TSF, Youth and tagged adolescent, Alcoholics Anon, anonynymity, Narcotics Anon. Use this permalink for a bookmark.
The Process of Reconnecting: Recovery from the Perspective of Addicted Women This study examined women’s experiences with addiction to drugs and/or alcohol and their process of recovery. The techniques of in-depth interviews and participant observations were employed to elicit the perspectives of the women. The study consisted of 12 participants, 6 who were currently involved …∞