Affiliation with Alcoholics Anonymous
after treatment: A study of its therapeutic effects and mechanisms of action.
Indeed, as this study demonstrates, central tenets of AA's 12-step recovery program, or conventional philosophical guides to members' practice, are sometimes transgressed and may manifest themselves in tension with theoretical/ideal Alcoholics Anonymous
Participants used, or learned to use, the parlance typically found in Alcoholics Anonymous
meetings as well as customs such as not interrupting or correcting others.
Their ideas were eventually written in a book so thick and bulky that the original volume of Alcoholics Anonymous
(AA World Services, 1939 was called "the Big Book," a title affectionately, and perhaps metaphorically, used by AA members ever since, even though after several revisions it is now a regular-sized book (Kurtz, 1979).
Considering the emphasis that is placed on the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
in alcohol and drug treatment units, and the success of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous
, it is appropriate for the counselor to be familiar with the Twelve Steps.
Through their efforts (Smith concentrated his in Akron, Wilson went national) and through the publication of Wilson's book, Alcoholics Anonymous
(AA) is a world wide organization that is a social support group for people with a desire to quit alcohol.
If you would like help to help you reduce your alcohol intake, call the national Alcoholics Anonymous
helpline on 0845 769 7555 or visit their web site at www.
When Ricky Inouye, a Buddhist, meth addict and ex-con in Hawaii, was arrested for trespassing and tested positive for drugs, his parole officer ordered him into a treatment program based on the tenets of Alcoholics Anonymous