10 Year Course of AA Participation and Long-term Outcomes: A follow-up study of outpatient subjects in Project Match

By: Maria E. Pagano Ph.D., William L. White M.A., John F. Kelly Ph.D., Robert L. Stout Ph.D., Rebecca R. Carter B.A. & J. Scott Tonigan Ph.D ABSTRACTThis study investigates the 10-year course and impact of AA-related helping (AAH), step-work, and meeting attendance on long-term outcomes. Data were derived from 226 treatment-seeking alcoholics recruited from an outpatient…

An Interview with Bill Moyers

How Can an Addict and Addict’s Family Heal?  Interview with William Moyers, author of Now What? An Insider’s Guide to Addiction and Recovery. William C. Moyers, the eldest son of television journalist Bill Moyers and his wife, Judith, is known for his 2006 bestseller, Broken, which describes his near-fatal addiction to alcohol and other drugs. In…

Men and Women Appear to Benefit in Different Ways from AA Participation

A new study finds differences in how participation in Alcoholics Anonymous helps men and women maintain sobriety. For men, avoiding companions and situations that encourage drinking had more powerful effects, while increased confidence in the ability to avoid drinking in response to feelings of sadness or depression was more important for women. News ReleaseMassachusetts General…

Obama’s POT Problem

Now that states have started legalizing recreational marijuana, will the president continue the government’s war on weed? By TIM DICKINSONWhen voters in Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana in November, they thought they were declaring a cease-fire in the War on Drugs. Thanks to ballot initiatives that passed by wide margins on Election Day,…