Alcoholics Anonymous Gets Good Marks

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For achieving alcohol abstinence, nothing beats Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). So found a review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, in which researchers examined 27 studies comparing interventions in more than 10,500 participants. The authors found “high-quality evidence” that AA (which is peer-led) and a related approach called Twelve Step Facilitation (in which a […]

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