The principles of the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous are scientific and closely follow all the helping therapies which lead people to emotional well-being.
The research we look at in the next two blogs asks the question – is cognitive control over emotions, lacking in active addiction, one of the main brain functions that improve in recovery? A core aspect of alcohol dependence is poor regulation of behavior and emotion. Alcohol dependent […]
Following on from our recent blog on “What does Recovery mean to you?” we now look at the process of recovery itself and important changes that contribute to successful recovery. Many recovering persons report quitting drugs because they are ‘sick and tired’ of the drug life. Recovery is […]
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, […]
New Guest Post From The Alcoholics Guide to Alcoholism Do we have to Hit Rock Bottom to Recover? by alcoholicsguide There has been much recent debate about whether a person has to hit rock bottom in under to surrender and start recovering, whether one has to go to the […]