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2011-09-12 13:09:53

Among the many ways that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) helps its members stay sober, two appear to be most important — spending more time with individuals who support efforts towards sobriety and increased confidence in the ability to maintain abstinence in social situations. In a paper that will appear in the journal Addiction and has been released online, researchers report the first study to examine the relative importance to successful recovery of the behavior changes...

2011-08-08 12:36:00

CENTER CITY, Minn., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The frequency of attending Twelve Step mutual support meetings following addiction treatment can help predict success in early recovery for young women, according to a data analysis study conducted by Hazelden's Butler Center for Research and reported in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. Meeting attendance frequency predicted both abstinence from substance use and number of drinking days at six months post-treatment for young women...

2011-05-21 00:01:25

Reading of Record-Breaking Play Bill W. and Dr. Bob to Feature Post-Show Q&A with Cast Members and Playwrights Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey; Monday, June 27, 8 p.m. Center City, MN (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Award-winning actor Martin Sheen will appear for one-night only as part of a reading of Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey's record-breaking play Bill W. and Dr. Bob. A joint fundraiser for the Geffen Playhouse and Hazelden "“ a nonprofit leader in addiction treatment for more than 60...

2011-04-14 09:42:00

STATESBORO, Ga., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- William G. Borchert was recently appointed a trustee of the Willingway Foundation, the non-profit affiliate of Willingway Hospital in Statesboro, Ga., that actively supports research, education and recovery projects in the field of alcoholism and drug addiction. "We are pleased to have Bill Borchert join the Willingway Foundation board to help us in our fight to reduce the stigma of alcoholism and drug addiction," said Al J. Mooney, III,...

2011-01-28 13:08:58

Researcher Pagano Reports Findings in Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Says Other Chronically Ill Patients May Benefit Too Participating in community service activities and helping others is not just good for the soul; it has a healing effect that helps alcoholics and other addicts become and stay sober, a researcher from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine reports. In a review article published in the Volume 29 issue of Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, Maria E. Pagano, PhD,...

2011-01-10 00:00:45

Long overdue portrayal of alcoholism in women pays tribute to successful sobriety, gives hope Chicago (Vocus/PRWEB) January 10, 2011 In July 2009, Diane Schuler killed herself and seven others, including her daughter and three nieces, when she wrecked her car while driving with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit. Her friends and family vehemently denied that Diane, the epitome of a well-coiffed, doting mother and wife, could possibly have been driving drunk. Like many...

2010-12-15 00:29:53

New research shows that attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings may increase spirituality and help decrease frequency and intensity of alcohol use     * Alcoholics Anonymous is a widely known 12-step program that can help individuals control their dependence on alcohol, and spirituality is a large part    * A new study shows that spirituality does increase over time, which can lead to better alcohol outcomes and an improved rate of recovery    *...

2010-12-15 00:28:58

This new research is the first of its kind to analyze the effects of Alcohlics Anonymous attendance in incarcerated women and its effects The effects of alcohol abuse, as well as recovery from it, have been intensely studied. However, incarcerated women have remained an extremely understudied population despite steadily increasing in recent decades. One of the main ways to help individuals (as well as prisoners) with their recovery is through a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)....

2010-10-27 20:24:23

Problem drinkers in the general population may reduce the amount of alcohol they consume over a period of years but not to the level of the average adult, according to a new study in the November issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Given that heavy drinkers often don't become "normal" drinkers on their own, the takeaway message for clinicians and family members is to help connect a problem drinker to a community social service agency or Alcoholics Anonymous. Simply telling...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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