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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a long-standing self-help
organization for people who want to stop drinking or using other drugs. AA uses
a 12-step program based on a spiritual connection to a higher power (such as
God) to help people overcome their addictions. Although the program's success
has not been validated by scientific study, it has helped many people.
Meetings are available in most communities at various times. Meetings can
be "open" (for the person and his or her family) or "closed" (for the person
only). Special groups for women, teens, and gay people are available in some areas.
Phone numbers for local offices are listed in local area phone books, and
information can also be found online at www.aa.org.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerPatrice Burgess, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and AddictionChristine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as ofOctober 9, 2017
Current as of:
October 9, 2017
Patrice Burgess, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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