What Is Alcoholics Anonymous?

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Marc Galanter
Fecha Publicacion
3 jun. 2016
Alcoholics Anonymous has two million members worldwide; yet this fellowship remains a mystery to most people, and is even viewed by some as a cult or a religion. Written by an award-winning psychiatristand educator in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse, What Is Alcoholics Anonymous? provides the most in-depth overview to date of this popular and established yet poorly understood recoverymovement. Author Dr. Marc Galanter integrates findings from the latest research in psychology, cultural history, and clinical science with a diverse range of first-person experiences with AA. The result is athorough, objective, and accessible investigation into what AA is, how it works, and how the organization might be considered and used by both healthcare professionals and anyone affected by pursuit ofrecovery.  Table of contents Preface Introduction Part I. AA in the Public Arena 1. Its Origin and Evolution 2. Controversies: What about the God Concept? Does AA Overpromise? Is Addiction a Disease? 3. How I got involved Part II. The AA Experience 4. Engagement 5. The Steps 6. Sponsorship 7. Spiritual Awakening 8. Further Involvement Part III. AA in the Setting of Addiction Treatment 9. Its Place in Medicine 10. The Rehabs 11. How it Changes the Brain 12. AA's Effectiveness 13. Other Options Epilogue Notes References
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