The relationship of pre-treatment Alcoholics Anonymous affiliation with problem severity, social resources and treatment history.

@article{Humphreys1998TheRO,
  title={The relationship of pre-treatment Alcoholics Anonymous affiliation with problem severity, social resources and treatment history.},
  author={Keith N Humphreys and Lee Ann Kaskutas and Constance M. Weisner},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={1998},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={123-31}
}
Little research has examined the relationship of substance abuse patients' prior Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) affiliation to important treatment-related variables. This study of 927 individuals seeking treatment in public, health maintenance organization (HMO) and private-for-profit medical programs, found that 82.8% of patients presented at treatment with a history of AA affiliation. Degree of prior AA affiliation was significantly associated with more extensive prior utilization of formal and… CONTINUE READING

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