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Teens benefit from 12-step programs too The go-to addiction therapy for adults is often a 12-step program. But until now, not much research has been done on how well teens benefit from these type of support groups. Findings recently publish... November 9, 2012

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Alcoholics Anonymous doesn't work for everyone -- and that's OK Failing to achieve sobriety using AA and other programs that insist alcoholics are powerless over their 'disease' doesn't mean an addict is without hope.By Amy Lee CoyAs I read Dr. Drew Pinsky's comme...
Is AA Wrong For You? By porkchoptzeThe Alcohol Harm Reduction BlogAlthough many people find that 12 step groups such as AA or NA are helpful for their drug or alcohol problems, a growing body of evidence suggests that jus...
AA is Faith-Based, Not Evidence-Based By Harriet Hall, Science-Based MedicineAlcoholics Anonymous is the most widely used treatment for alcoholism. It is mandated by the courts, accepted by mainstream medicine, and required by insurance c...
Secret of AA: After 75 Years, We Don't Know How It Works By Brendan I. Koerner , Wired MagazineThe church will be closed tomorrow, and the drunks are freaking out. An elderly lady in a prim white blouse has just delivered the bad news, with deep apologies:...
Secret of AA: After 75 Years, We Don't Know How It Works AA addresses this risk with the eighth and ninth steps, which require alcoholics to make amends to people they've wronged. This can alleviate feelings of guilt and in turn limit the stress that may un...
The Staying Power Of Alcoholics Anonymous Celebrating its 75th anniversary, Alcoholics Anonymous continues to lead addicts to sobriety as long as they stick with it for the long haul. Christie Nicholson, ScientificAmerican.comIn 1934 a Westch...