3. Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Programmes for Alcohol Dependence1

  1. Iosief Abraha1 and
  2. Cristina Cusi2

Published Online: 13 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch3

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Alcohol and Drug Misuse

How to Cite

Abraha, I. and Cusi, C. (2012) Alcoholics Anonymous and Other 12-Step Programmes for Alcohol Dependence1, in Alcohol and Drug Misuse, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118454503.ch3

Author Information

  1. 1

    Regional Health Authority of Umbria, Perugia, Italy

  2. 2

    Outpatient Services – Neurology, Clinical Institutes of Specialisation, Milan, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659694

Online ISBN: 9781118454503



  • AA and other TSF programmes for alcohol dependence;
  • AA effectiveness over psychosocial interventions;
  • emotional support through self-help groups;
  • model of abstinence for people from alcohol dependence, using TSF;
  • AA and other TSF in reducing alcohol intake;
  • studies comparing AA with other interventions, AA of great help;
  • TSF improved scores in drinking consequences;
  • limitations, with heterogeneity across treatment


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