Alcoholics Anonymous May Increase Abstinence Compared With Other Treatments

Alcoholics Anonymous May Increase Abstinence Compared With Other Treatments

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) appears to be more effective than other established treatments for alcohol use disorder, a new analysis of research suggests.

Researchers analyzed 27 studies involving more than 10,000 participants. The analysis showed between 22% and 37% of AA participants remain abstinent, compared with between 15% and 25% of people receiving other treatment, The New York Times reports.

In 2006, a review of studies about AA concluded there was not enough evidence to judge its effectiveness.

Full article at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

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