Alcoholics Anonymous as a Mutual-help Movement: A Study in Eight Societies

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1996 - Self-Help - 310 pages
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This collaborative study offers a look at Alcoholics Anonymous as a social movement, a belief system, a model for small group interactions and an international phenomenon. It covers what happens at an AA meeting, how members interact and how it fits into varying cultural traditions.
 

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Contents

The place of AA among social movements
8
The international diffusion and structure of AA
25
Organizational principles of AA
43
Regional and national service structure
73
The membership of AA
96
The A A program as a set of beliefs and as a program
117
Practicing the A A program
153
IS Men women and AA
170
A A and other mutualhelp movements
207
Diffusion of the 12step program to problems other
216
The AA movement in perspective
239
Implications for professional practice and research
253
Appendix A Organization and methods of work of
259
Group meeting and membership surveys
267
Basic AA Texts
274
Index of Personal Names
298

A A and the professional treatment system
190

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