Contemporary Negative Assessments of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Response

  title={Contemporary Negative Assessments of Alcoholics Anonymous: A Response},
  author={Chad D. Emrick and Thomas Beresford},
  journal={Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly},
  pages={463 - 471}
ABSTRACT This article is a response to unfounded assessments of the value and effectiveness of Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) as an agent of recovery from alcohol/other drug disorders. Three recent examples are identified: Dodes and Dodes (2014), Glaser (2015), and Mohammad (2016). To challenge these assessments, three publications offering scientific support for AA are presented: Emrick et al. (1993); Vaillant (2012); and Humphreys, Blodgett, and Wagner (2014). A detailed examination is then… 
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