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  • Purpose in life in alcoholism recovery

    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 Cuts Alcohol Consumption?

    Prayer reduced drinking by about half.

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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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    New Zealand’s spiritual aspects in 12-Step treatment

    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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    Top Articles

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    The Twelve-step Recovery Model of Alcoholics Anonymous

    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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    Bad Bedside Manners

    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 AA

    Women and the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Gendered Narrative This paper examines how women “work” 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 …∞

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    Spirituality in alcoholics during treatment

    Spirituality in alcoholics
    during treatment The
    purpose of this study was
    to measure spiritual well-
    being (SWB), private
    religious practices (PRP),
    positive religious coping,
    abstinence self-efficacy
    (AASE), affiliation with AA
    (AAA), and their
    associations with alcoholics
    in treatment. Seventy-four
    adults in a three-week
    outpatient addiction
    treatment program were
    assessed at admission and
    discharge. Wilcoxon signed
    rank and t tests
    demonstrated significant
    increases in all variables.
    Spearman correlation
    coefficients detected
    significant associations
    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
    connections between
    spiritual variables and
    variables associated with
    longer-term recovery.
    Piderman KM

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    Community Helping and Alcoholics Anonymous

    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 …∞

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