This section takes up the question of AA membership. Throughout this volume (and in the broader alcohol literature as well), authors have noted that AA is the most widely used source of help for alcohol problems. This remarkable finding leads to compelling research questions. Is there a profile of the AA attender? If so, then what is it? Are certain people less likely to attend? What predicts attendance? What predicts meeting drop-out following a period of meeting attendance? Should treatment and healthcare providers encourage AA attendance? How should they do that? The four chapters in this section attempt to address these questions. Taken together, they provide the reader with a sense of what distinguishes AA engagers from disengagers, offering providers tools for assessing roadblocks to AA attendance and advice for facilitating involvement in twelve-step programs for the addictions.
The first chapter by Kaskutas, Ye, Greenfield, Witbrodt, and Bondprovides multiple perspectives on...
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