Is attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after inpatient treatment related to improved outcomes? A 6-month follow-up study.

@article{Gossop2003IsAA,
  title={Is attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings after inpatient treatment related to improved outcomes? A 6-month follow-up study.},
  author={Michael Gossop and Jennifer Huang Harris and David Best and Lan-Ho Man and Victoria Manning and Jane Marshall and John Strang},
  journal={Alcohol and alcoholism},
  year={2003},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={421-6}
}
AIMS This study investigates the relationship between attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings prior to, during, and after leaving treatment, and changes in clinical outcome following inpatient alcohol treatment. METHODS A longitudinal design was used in which participants were interviewed at admission (within 5 days of entry), and 6 months following departure. The sample comprised 150 patients in an inpatient alcohol treatment programme who met ICD-10 criteria for alcohol dependence… CONTINUE READING

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