Images of the Twelve-Step Model, and Sex and Love Addiction in an Alcohol Intervention Group for Black Women

  title={Images of the Twelve-Step Model, and Sex and Love Addiction in an Alcohol Intervention Group for Black Women},
  author={Christine Flynn Saulnier},
  journal={Journal of Drug Issues},
  pages={123 - 95}
  • C. Saulnier
  • Published 1 January 1996
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Drug Issues
The Alcoholics Anonymous twelve-step model was developed to help a specific population of white, middle-class, heterosexual men with a specific problem: alcoholism. As the program is applied to a wider variety of issues, with diverse populations, the model's generalizability has been called into question. Its applicability to outgroups is, at best, uncertain. At worst, the addiction model and its notion of powerlessness could have serious negative consequences. Until now, there has been scant… 
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