PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – a knol by Loran Archer. PATHWAYS TO ABSTINENCE: IMPACT OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Subtitle -The results of the present study support the effficacy of the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous to promote abstinence -In 1992 Americans with alcohol use disorders who continued to attend AA were more likely …∞
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Do You Belong To The Group? I have often heard Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12 step group members say they belonged to this or that group and began to wonder about what is really entailed in belonging to an AA group. Tradition 1 suggests our common welfare should come first, personal recovery depends upon AA …∞
Mutual Support Groups / Self-Help Groups Mutual support (also called self-help) groups are an important part of recovery from substance use disorders (SUDs). Mutual support groups exist both for persons with an SUD and for their families or significant others and are one of the choices an individual has during the recovery process. Mutual Support …∞
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A.A. and Nonalcoholic Friends In 1935 drunkenness was considered a moral weakness and alcoholics were sinners to be scorned or hidden away in mental institutions. Alcoholics Anonymous, founded in 1935 by two newly sober drunks, might never have survived without the help of nonalcoholic doctors and nurses, clergy, journalists businessmen, and others who risked their …∞
A.A. is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual alcoholics who turn to the Fellowship for help. Alcoholics Anonymous does not engage in the fields of alcoholism research, medical or psychiatric treatment, education, or propaganda in any form, although members may participate in such activities as individuals. The Fellowship has adopted …∞
Some methods A.A. members have used for not drinking About that title… Even the words “stay sober” -let alone live sober-offended many of us when we first heard such advice. Although we had done a lot of drinking, many of us never felt drunk, and were sure we almost never appeared or sounded drunk. Many …∞
Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Recovery I was told early, in my alcoholism recovery, that recovery was a gift from my higher power, an unwarranted unconditional gift of love and that all I had to do to keep it was embrace it and give it away. I soon learned that the more I gave it away …∞
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Individual drinking habits may be found on a continuum from responsible drinking through alcohol abuse to alcoholism, or physical dependence. There are many signs that may point to an alcohol problem. Drunkenness on its own or solitary drinking does not necessarily indicate alcoholism. The questionnaire will be meaningful to you only if you are honest …∞
How to use the 12 Steps to deal with difficult bosses and stay sober. In sobriety I had a manager who was extremely hostile, and working under her suppressive thumb was very, very difficult. I recently left, and now I’m working in an environment that is exactly the opposite — supportive, encouraging, kind, professional. It’s …∞
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By using the processes in this manual you can start and give ongoing support to a person on the road to recovery from alcoholism.
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