Thursday, September 15, 2016

Help for the Alcohol Addicted

If you know someone who is suffering from alcoholism, the best way that you might be able to help is to urge him or her to attend 3-4 meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous to give the program a chance.  Their success rate is better than any other measure.  The average person who has achieved strong recovery has attended AA meetings for 7 years or more.  The added social support is crucial for success.

See Marc Gallanter, “What is Alcoholics Anonymous?  A Path from Addiction to Recovery”,  Oxford University Press, 2016.



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