Chapter 10

  title={Chapter 10},
  author={Andrea M. Flynn and Josefina Alvarez and Leonard A. Jason and Bradley D. Olson and Joseph R. Ferrari and Margaret I. Davis},
  journal={NASSP Bulletin},
  pages={73 - 79}
Abstract The current study found that African American residents of Oxford House (OH) used Narcotics Anonymous (NA) at high rates, and that both OH and NA strongly contributed to abstinent social networks. Having siblings and other family members in one's network predicted substance use among network members, whereas spouses, parents, and children did not have an effect on the rate of substance use. These findings suggest that OH and NA may be effective sources of abstinent social support for… 


Special Populations in Alcoholics Anonymous
It is demonstrated that although Hispanic clients attended AA less frequently than white clients, their involvement with and commitment to AA was higher than among white clients and for both Hispanics and whites, AA involvement predicted increased abstinence.
The Alcoholics Anonymous Affiliation Scale: development, reliability, and norms for diverse treated and untreated populations.
The validity of the scale is supported by the findings that treatment seekers report significantly higher AA affiliation than do untreated problem drinkers, and inpatients report higher affiliation than outpatients.
Alcoholics anonymous affiliation at treatment intake among white and black Americans.
Black Americans are overrepresented in the public alcohol treatment system, but may be less likely to use informal services such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and the differential effect this may have on sustained participation in AA and on long-term sobriety is needed.
Factors predicting attendance at self-help groups after substance abuse treatment: preliminary findings.
It is found that Blacks and women were more likely to attend self-help groups and the measures of social stability did not predict attendance, and persons who attended the groups had more severe problems in several domains.
Social networks as mediators of the effect of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The type of social support specifically given by AA members, such as 24-hour availability, role modeling and experientially based advice for staying sober, may help to explain AA's mechanism of action.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Church Involvement as Predictors of Sobriety Among Three Ethnic Treatment Populations
Abstract This study examines the impact of spirituality and religiousness, and involvement in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) on sobriety among three ethnic groups, African Americans, Caucasians, and
Substance abuse in African American women.
  • L. Wingo
  • Psychology
    Journal of cultural diversity
  • 2001
An overview of the current literature regarding substance abuse, treatment and recovery in African American women is provided.
Sex Differences in Social Support and Self-Efficacy Within a Recovery Community
It is suggested that the process of gaining self-efficacy to remain abstinent is distinct for women and men, and that social support plays a different role in women's recovery than it does in men's.