Does alcoholics anonymous actually work? New meta-analysis says yes! Source: Summary: Summary:
At the end of every Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, the drunks who have crawled out of hell say, "Keep coming back, it works!" A new major metanalysis by the Cochrane Collaboration shows they're not just kidding themselves. AA saved my mother's life.
Wonderful news for AA. All of my friends in recovery swear by this program. Glad to see it fares well under rigorous outcomes analysis.
Getting wonderful emails today from people who benefited from AA and are grateful to see the evidence supporting its effectiveness AND from people who didn't benefit from AA but are grateful that it serves as a legitimate pathway to recovery for others.
NYT: "Alcoholics Anonymous not only produced higher rates of abstinence and remission, but it also did so at a lower cost, the Cochrane review found."
As someone obsessed with small groups, this new data is really good news. And my sense is that a similar approach could be revolutionary on finances, mental health, social connection etc..
Man, it's hard not to be all coronavirus, all the time, but other stuff is still important. Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In
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A new study suggests the efficacy of AA - as good or better than other forms of treatment at lower cost
Wow. Some people are not going to like this. "Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In"
"Science" demanded then that I ignore the fact that I've known hundreds of addicts who achieved lasting abstinence through 12-step, and none that have achieved it otherwise. Now, quite typically, it's gone the other way.
Alcoholics Anonymous, which has been around almost 85 years, works better and is a lot cheaper (free) than other popular treatments, including cognitive behavioral therapy. AA also reduces other healthcare costs associated with alcohol use disorder.
Studies show AA works better than other methods to treat alcoholism. And is free.
Alcoholics Anonymous not only produced higher rates of abstinence and remission, but it also did so at a lower cost.
Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: Reducing the human & financial burdens of alcohol is an often overlooked public health priority, the new evidence suggests that on balance one of the oldest solutions — AA — is still the better one.
Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In Spoiler: AA is better.
People with any serious experience in recovery knew this. It was only 'science' that kept saying shit like: there are pharmaceutical interventions that have been shown to be effective, no evidence at all for 12-step etc.
Meh, I still prefer SMART Recovery. Less Jesus, more Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy.
Cochrane Drug and Alcohol review lays claim for benefit of AA. via
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