Engaging with 12-Step and Other Mutual Aid Groups During and After Treatment: Addressing Workers’ Negative Beliefs and Attitudes through Training

BEST, David, SAVIC, Michael, MUGAVIN, Janette, MANNING, Victoria and LUBMAN, Dan I. (2016). Engaging with 12-Step and Other Mutual Aid Groups During and After Treatment: Addressing Workers’ Negative Beliefs and Attitudes through Training. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 34 (3), 303-314.

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Abstract

Although attending Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings is associated with improvements in alcohol consumption and related problems, barriers to engagement persist, including negative perceptions by addiction professionals. The current project examined clinician (N = 64) attitudes to AA and other mutual aid (MA) groups before and after training. Following training, there were increases in knowledge and willingness to refer clients. A follow-up of 38 clinicians identified moderate increases in referrals to MA groups over the following month. Referral to mutual aid groups was predicted by how important clinicians perceived 12-Step groups to be, their satisfaction with the training and support from their agency.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Law and Criminology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1080/07347324.2016.1182813
Depositing User: Carmel House
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 10:27
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2016 22:09
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13051

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