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If You Work It, It Works!: The Science Behind 12 Step Recovery
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Gain a clear understanding of the science and latest research behind the success of the Twelve Steps, a critical program used by millions of people around the world to stay sober and one of the greatest social movements of our time.Since the publication of Alcoholics Anonymous in 1939, the Twelve Steps have been central to staying sober for millions of people around the world. Countless recovery and treatment organizations have adopted the Steps as their program for abstaining from addictive behaviors. But recently a growing chorus of critics has questioned the science behind this model. In this book, Nowinski calls upon the latest research, as well as his own seminal Project MATCH study, to show why systematically working a Twelve Step program yields predictable and successful outcomes. Whether you're thinking of joining a Twelve Step group, or simply want to understand the science fueling one of the greatest social movements of our time, this book is for you. As any AA member will tell you, "It works if you work it."
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        Clinical psychologist Nowinski answers criticism of 12-step programs by demonstrating their effectiveness through well-designed research studies of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The author analyzes various components of the AA credo, such as attendance at meetings, acceptance of the diagnosis, surrender to a higher power, and involvement in the program. He finds that many of the components of the program: network support and developing one's spirituality, among others, are predictors for healthy recovery. Likewise, abstinence from alcohol, an imperative in AA, correlates neurologically with less depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. VERDICT Particularly helpful for those thinking about joining a 12-step program, wanting to talk intelligently about the resource, or simply seeking to understand why it works.

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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