Sunday, June 15, 2014

Here’s proof that Alcoholics Anonymous is just as effective as professional psychotherapies

Very important to keep this mind--AA just plain works! Not for everyone, not all the time--but works as well or better than other professional treatments..AND it costs NOTHING--but your time and energy (come on, how much time and energy does your addiction cost?) I particularly liked this quote, "Just as some obstetricians resent midwives, some addiction treatment professionals looked down on the non-professional AA members in their midst."  (Thanks to Leonard Buschel and his Addiction/Recovery eBulletin for this article.)

Read about why professionals are admitting that the 12 Steps really do work and work well!
Here’s proof that Alcoholics Anonymous is just as effective as professional psychotherapies - The Washington Post: "Studies such as these dramatically reduced the ranks of AA critics among scientists.  AA’s value is still questioned in a few quarters, but as Harvard Professor of Psychiatry John Kelly notes, this is becoming less true as the years go by: “The stronger scientific evidence supporting the effectiveness of AA is relatively new. It takes time for evidence to disseminate into clinical practice as well as into broader society.”"


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