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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.
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.
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.
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.
An alcoholic's desire to quit drinking, rather than the effects of therapy, may be what determines success, according to a new report.
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.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.