Alcohol Recovery and Spirituality: Strangers, Friends, or Partners?

@article{Brown2006AlcoholRA,
  title={Alcohol Recovery and Spirituality: Strangers, Friends, or Partners?},
  author={Anthony E. Brown and Simon Newcomb Whitney and Max A. Schneider and Charles P. Vega},
  journal={Southern Medical Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={99},
  pages={654-657}
}
Abstract: Alcoholics Anonymous, with its steady but nonspecific promotion of belief in a higher power and its emphasis on the group process, long held a near-monopoly in the outpatient alcohol recovery field, but its hegemony has now been challenged by two very different perspectives. The first is a nonspiritual approach that emphasizes the individual’s capability to find a personal pathway to sobriety, exemplified by Rational Recovery. The second is a faith-based method, built on a religious… 
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