“Mutual-help organizations (MHOs) such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), are commonly sought resources to help people recover for substance use disorder (SUD) in the United States. AA was the first 12-step MHO and it focuses specifically on recovery from alcohol dependence, whereas NA focuses primarily […]
Part 3 Alcoholics anonymous: a model of effective social intervention for alcohol abuse. If the SIMOR model accurately represents the social identity transition in recovery, then the social processes identified as critical in recovery from addiction should be evident in successful recovery group-based, peer-driven programs. In this regard, AA […]
There has much discussion of the effectiveness of AA in recent weeks and months. In order to address this complicated area of studying the effectiveness of a group which does not lend itself easily to being studied we will refer to cite and choose excerpts from an excellent […]
Processing the Past via the actions steps, 4-12! by alcoholicsguide How The Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of action helps with emotional dysregulation. A Personal Perspective In this blog I will attempt to explain how the 12 steps of AA, principally the action steps 4 through to 12, have not only connected […]
Here we simply post this ineresting insghit into Alateen it was posted on the BBC website By Declan Harvey Newsbeat reporter “Newsbeat has been given rare access to an anonymous support group, Alateen, for children with alcoholic parents. Self consciousness, feeling alone and feeling different are what’s […]
In this three part blog we sill start to look more closely at the genetics of alcoholism, a subject area slightly neglected so far on this blog site. I have often sat in the rooms of AA and wondered if there are different types of alcoholics. One old […]
The principles of the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous are scientific and closely follow all the helping therapies which lead people to emotional well-being.