“13th-Stepping:” Why Alcoholics Anonymous Is Not Always a Safe Place for Women

  title={“13th-Stepping:” Why Alcoholics Anonymous Is Not Always a Safe Place for Women},
  author={C. Bogart and C. Pearce},
  journal={Journal of Addictions Nursing},
&NA; “Thirteenth-stepping” is a euphemistic term used among members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to refer to people (particularly men) who target new, more vulnerable members (typically women) for dates or sex. Previous research suggests that women frequently experience sexual harassment in AA meetings and even in chemical dependency treatment settings. The objective of this survey study is to describe the frequency of various 13th-stepping experiences in a sample of women involved in AA. Fifty… Expand

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