For more information regarding abstinence from alcohol and other drugs, and regarding 12-Step programs, please view the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) website

"Alcoholics Anonymous and the Disease Concept of Alcoholism."
By Ernest Kurtz, Ph.D.

"On the basic question, the data are clear: Contrary to common opinion, Alcoholics Anonymous neither originated nor romulgated what has come to be
called the disease concept of alcoholism. Yet its members did have a large
role in spreading and popularizing that understanding. How and Why and So
What are the burden of this paper as a whole."

The full text of the paper (PDF format) can be linked to at:

http://www.bhrm.org/advocacy/AAand%20DiseaseConcept.pdf or at:

http://www.doctordeluca.com/Library/SelfHelp/AA&DiseaseConcept-Kurtz.pdf

"Alcoholics Anonymous and the Disease Concept of Alcoholism."
By Ernest Kurtz, Ph.D.


"Alcoholics Anonymous and the Disease Concept of Alcoholism."
By Ernest Kurtz, Ph.D.


http://www.na.org/
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) website

http://www.oxfordhouse.org/


NPR story on OXFORD HOUSE: Recovering Addicts, Playing by House Rules Group Home Nurtures Sobriety, Friendships

 



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