Another Summary of a Study from Recovery Answers (Recovery Research Institute) A PROMISING 12-STEP FACILITATION TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS “What problem does this study address? Research has shown treatments that help increase participation in groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) result in greater […]
We have often thought that the issue of co-morbidity with addiction may be better understood by appreciating that certain “anxiety” type manifestations in addiction, often attributed to a co-occurring anxiety disorder, may be the consequence of an hyper reactive amygdaloid region in the brain. This commonality […]
In treatment, youths with social anxiety disorder (SAD) may avoid participating in therapeutic activities with risk of negative peer appraisal. Peer-helping is a low-intensity, social activity in the 12-step program associated with greater abstinence among treatment-seeking adults. This study (1), hot off the press as published May 2015, examined the […]
Another new Page! This page will be dedicated to addressing the co-occurrence of other psychiatric conditions with addiction and addictive behaviours. For example, conditions such as post traumatic stress disorder and generalized anxiety disorder and major depression are said to frequently co-occur with addictive disorders. This page will […]
The principles of the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous are scientific and closely follow all the helping therapies which lead people to emotional well-being.
A recent blog in the After the Party Magazine has raised some very pertinent questions about the issue of co-morbidity in alcoholics and addicts seeking recovery via 12 step groups and suggests the extent of this co-morbidity is much higher than may have been anticipated. This blog raises important […]