Home > [Protocol] Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12‐step programs for alcohol use disorder.

Kelly, John F and Humphreys, Keith and Ferri, Marica [The Cochrane Library] . (2017) [Protocol] Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12‐step programs for alcohol use disorder. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012880

URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1465185...

This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows:
The primary objective of this review is to evaluate the efficacy of Alcoholics Anonymous mutual help groups, operated by peers, and TSF interventions, operated by professionals. Both will be evaluated relative to other interventions for AUD by examining their effects on abstinence, drinking intensity, and drinking-related consequences. The secondary objective is to examine the healthcare utilization cost impact of Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and of TSF.

In this review, Alcoholics Anonymous attendance and TSFs will be compared with the following interventions.
1) Other clinical interventions (e.g. motivational enhancement therapy (MET), cognitive-behavioral therapies (CBT), etc.).
2) Other 12-step program variants (e.g. studies comparing different types of 12-step interventions).
3) No treatment (e.g. wait list control).


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Protocol
Drug Type:Alcohol
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, Psychosocial treatment method
Source:The Cochrane Library
Date:November 2017
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Substance use behaviour > Abstinence
B Substances > Alcohol
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use > Alcohol dependence
HJ Treatment method > Psychosocial treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Spirituality and religion in treatment
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > Treatment factors

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