More AA Meetings Equals More Sobriety

A group of 122 mostly male, White alcoholic patients admitted to short-term hospital treatment programs participated in this study.

In the 18 months following treatment, the more days the patient attended Alcoholics Anonymous self-help meetings, the longer their abstinence lasted.

AA meeting attendance improved abstinence considerably more than did adherence to prescribed medication.

Pisani, V. D., J. Fawcett, et al. (1993). The Relative Contributions of Medication Adherence and AA Meeting Attendance to Abstinent Outcome for Chronic Alcoholics. Journal of Studies on Alcohol 54: 115-119.

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