Participation in Alcoholics Anonymous: Intended and Unintended Change Mechanisms
Article first published online: 3 MAY 2006
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research
Volume 27, Issue 3, pages 524–532, March 2003
How to Cite
Owen, P. L., Slaymaker, V., Tonigan, J. S., McCrady, B. S., Epstein, E. E., Kaskutas, L. A., Humphreys, K. and Miller, W. R. (2003), Participation in Alcoholics Anonymous: Intended and Unintended Change Mechanisms. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 27: 524–532. doi: 10.1097/01.ALC.0000057941.57330.39
- Issue published online: 3 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 3 MAY 2006
- Received for publication July 1, 2002; accepted November 24, 2002.
- Alcoholics Anonymous;
This article is a compilation of the information presented at a symposium at the 2001 RSA Meeting in Montreal, Canada. The presentations were: (1) Maintaining change after conjoint behavioral alcohol treatment for men: the role of involvement with Alcoholics Anonymous, by Barbara S. McCrady and Elizabeth E. Epstein; (2) Changing AA practices and outcomes: Project MATCH 3-year follow-up, by J. Scott Tonigan; (3) Life events and patterns of recovery of AA-exposed adults and adolescents, by Patricia L. Owen and Valerie Slaymaker; (4) Social networks and AA involvement as mediators of change, by Lee Ann Kaskutas and Keith Humphreys; and (5) What do we know about Alcoholics Anonymous? by William R. Miller, discussant.