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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Prayer reduced drinking by about half.
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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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The Spiritual Characteristics of New Zealanders Entering Treatment for Alcohol/Other Drug Dependence This study describes the spiritual experiences, beliefs, and practices of New Zealanders entering intensive treatment for alcohol/ other drug dependence, and seeks to determine factors that influence spirituality in a clinical population. Ninety clients entering three residential treatment programs for alcohol and/or cannabis …∞
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Analysts describe the AA recovery program as complex, implicitly grounded in sound psychological principles, and more sophisticated than is typically understood.
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8 Ways to Help Patients Feel Human More than most many recovering alcoholics, addicts and co-dependent people have experienced the following. One should insist on ones rights and respect – quietly and assertively. Dehumanization is endemic in medical practice. This article discusses the psychology of dehumanization resulting from inherent features of medical settings, the doctor–patient …∞
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Women and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Gendered Narrative This paper examines how women â€œworkâ€ the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) from a gendered perspective. Feminist critics of AA have challenged the language of AA’s Twelve Steps, the spiritual nature of the steps, and the male-dominated culture of the Twelve-Step program. This …∞
Spirituality in alcoholics
during treatment The
purpose of this study was
to measure spiritual well-
being (SWB), private
religious practices (PRP),
positive religious coping,
(AASE), affiliation with AA
(AAA), and their
associations with alcoholics
in treatment. Seventy-four
adults in a three-week
treatment program were
assessed at admission and
discharge. Wilcoxon signed
rank and t tests
increases in all variables.
between the spiritual
variables, SWB and AASE,
as well as PRP and AAA.
Findings suggest that
spiritual variables can
change during treatment
and that there may be
spiritual variables and
variables associated with
Helping, spirituality and Alcoholics Anonymous OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to examine how helping activities and spirituality–perhaps key influences on sobriety–change over alcoholism recovery. The study also explores interrelations among Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), helping and spirituality. METHOD: Questionnaires were administered to recovering alcoholics (118 men, 80 women) recruited at AA and Women for …∞