Treatment Should Link to AA

AA should be linked to treatment

The following are some governments and significant organizations who recommend Alcoholics Anonymous and craving reduction medication as an adjunctive components of professional alcoholism treatment.

Australia

  • McCabe D., and Holmwood C. (2003), Co morbidity of mental disorders and substance use in General Practice. Commonwealth of Australia, Department of Health and Ageing.
  • Shand F, Gates J, Fawcett J, and Mattick R. (2003), Guidelines for the Treatment of Alcohol Problems, Australian National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).
  • Dale A., and Marsh A. (2000), Evidence Based Practice Indicators for Alcohol and Other Drug Interventions; Literature Review, Best Practice in Alcohol and Other Drug Interventions Working Group. Western Australian Government.

Britain

  • Strang J., (Chair) , (1999), Drug Misuse and Dependence – Guidelines on Clinical Management. Department of Health, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
  • Slattery J, Chick J, Cochrane M, Craig J, Godfrey C, MacPherson K, Parrott S. (2002), Health Technology Assessment of Prevention of Relapse in Alcohol Dependence. Health Technology Board for Scotland. National Health Service.

Canada

  • Roberts G & Roberts A., (1999), Best Practices in Substance Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation. Office of Alcohol, Drugs and Dependency Issues, Health Canada.

New Zealand

  • Bushnell J., (1999). Guidelines for Recognizing, Assessing and Treating Alcohol and Cannabis Abuse in Primary Care. New Zealand National Health Committee. July 1999.

United States

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), (July 2002), Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment; A Research Based Guide. National Institute Health Publication No. 00-4180.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

See; AA is often recommended as adjunctive to alcoholism treatments


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