Came to Believe: Spirituality as a Mechanism of Change in Alcoholics Anonymous A Review of the Literature From 1992 to 2012

@article{Tusa2013CameTB,
  title={Came to Believe: Spirituality as a Mechanism of Change in Alcoholics Anonymous A Review of the Literature From 1992 to 2012},
  author={Anastasia L Tusa and Jill A Burgholzer},
  journal={Journal of Addictions Nursing},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={237–246}
}
  • Anastasia L Tusa, Jill A Burgholzer
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of Addictions Nursing
  • AbstractOver the last 20 years, there has been an increase in substance abuse research focusing on the efficacy of 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous. Results indicate that AA reduces relapse risk and works as well as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing in reducing the quantity and frequency of alcohol use. More recent studies have focused on identifying the mechanisms of behavior change at work in AA, especially the use of spiritual practices in the maintenance… CONTINUE READING

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