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The Denial at the Heart of Mad Men?

Following on from yesterday’s Infographic on Don Draper’s gradual descent into alcoholism in the the superb series Mad Men we now look at how alcoholism and addiction has been portrayed in this series. From  http://score.addicaid.com/mad-mens-depiction-of-alcoholism/ “It’s no secret that Don Draper, Mad Men’s chief protagonist struggles with alcoholism. […]

How AA/NA Structures are Part of the Healing Process

In a recent blog from the Recovery Research Institute http://www.recoveryanswers.org/blog/12-step-mutual-help-and-medication-assisted-treatment/ by  Brandon G. Bergman, Ph.D.  It was suggested that a survey of almost 300 long-term AA members (average time in recovery 13 years), more than half felt medication to resist alcohol cravings/urges was or might be a good idea, and 17% did not […]

Impulsivity is an Independent Predictor of 15-Year Mortality Risk among Individuals Seeking Help for Alcohol-Related Problems

In yesterday’s blog we looked at how AA membership and the 12 step program of recovery helped reduce impulsivity in recovering alcoholics. We mentioned also that impulsivity was present as a pathomechanism of alcoholism from vulnerability in “at risk” children from families, were there was a history of […]

Is Science Being Irrational Rather than AA?

In a recent blog a few days ago I challenged some of Gabrielle Glaser’s “evidence” in her article   “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous “, which purported to demonstrate the so-called effectiveness of “controlling drinking”. Glaser cited the following in her article “ To many, though, the idea […]

Challenging the Disease Concept of Alcoholism?

A journalistic piece entitled,  “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous “, written by  Gabrielle Glaser, purports to challenge the “disease concept” of alcoholism. Glaser in one section of the article devotes one section to  the historical prominence of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)  in the US in the conceptualisation of alcoholism […]

What does Recovery mean to You?

Lessons from the recovery experience for research and practice Recovery is a ubiquitous concept but remains poorly understood and ill-defined, hindering the development of assessment tools necessary to evaluate treatment effectiveness. This study (1) examines recovery definitions and experiences among persons who self-identify as ‘in recovery. Recovery, however, […]

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