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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...

2011-01-28 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,...

2010-01-28 12:39:41

One of many reasons that attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings helps people with alcohol use disorders stay sober appears to be alleviation of depression. A team of researchers has found that study participants who attended AA meetings more frequently had fewer symptoms of depression "“ along with less drinking "“ than did those with less AA participation. The report will appear in the journal Addiction and has been release online. "Our study is one of the first to...

2005-07-22 20:13:07

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An alcoholic's desire to quit drinking, rather than the effects of therapy, may be what determines success, according to a new report. The report, based on a reanalysis of a major study of three approaches to alcoholism, concludes that none of the strategies is particularly effective if the patient is not motivated to quit. However, the researchers caution, that doesn't mean alcoholism treatment should be abandoned. "We are not suggesting that alcoholism...

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2005-07-22 20:10:00

NEW YORK -- An alcoholic's desire to quit drinking, rather than the effects of therapy, may be what determines success, according to a new report. The report, based on a reanalysis of a major study of three approaches to alcoholism, concludes that none of the strategies is particularly effective if the patient is not motivated to quit. However, the researchers caution, that doesn't mean alcoholism treatment should be abandoned. "We are not suggesting that alcoholism treatment should be...

2005-07-13 14:30:00

The positive outcomes of therapy for alcoholism may have less to do with the therapy itself and more to do with participants' determination to quit. These are the findings of a study published today in the Open Access journal, BMC Public Health, which provides a new analysis of previous data from Project MATCH, a clinical trial of three common forms of therapy used for the treatment of alcoholism. This analysis shows that the participants in the trial who attended all sessions did scarcely...


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  • To talk saucily.
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