A 3-year study of addiction mutual-help group participation following intensive outpatient treatment BACKGROUND: Addiction-focused mutual-help group participation is associated with better substance use disorder (SUD) treatment outcomes. However, little has been documented regarding which types of mutual-help organizations patients attend, what levels of participation may be beneficial, and which patients, in particular, are more or …∞
Rays of hope from Recovery Summit Martin Nicolaus has written a great post on professionals finally trying to define recovery. A Recovery Summit under the auspices of the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) convened and its report has now been released. These principles of recovery can be applied to 12 Step …∞
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Those who were helping were significantly less likely to relapse in the year following treatment, independent of the number of AA meetings attended.
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Alcoholics Who Help Other Alcoholics Help Themselves Too Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is the largest self-help, mutual-help organization for alcoholics in the world with over 2 million members. Almost any village, town, city or community has at least one AA meeting. On every night and often day of the week one can easily find an AA …∞