The effectiveness of AA in supporting Alcoholics to recover and limitation of AA
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The role of this research will be to compare different studies regarding the effectiveness of Alcoholic Anonymous (AA). The major question that will be addressed in the topic is that in what ways does AA helps alcoholics to lose their dependency on alcohol and how rehabilitative and supportive AA is. This will be looked at in relation to other treatments. To obtain research result, questionnaire will be used to obtain the opinions of 20 recovering alcohols. The hypothesis of the topic will be that AA will be more effective than other treatments. There would be terms referring alcoholics to have effectiveness and needs to have total abinstence from alcohol. It is an important research that needs to study the problems related to Alcoholic Anonymous (AA). There are going to be several matters which will elaborated in detail in the topic and would be further assessed for the future. TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 Overview of the research1
1.2 Aim of the Research2
1.3 Research Question2
CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW3
2.1 Background of the research3
2.2 Past studies of Alcoholic Anonymous4
2.3 Cultural aspect in Alcoholic Anonymous6
2.4 Alcoholism Treatment7
2.5 Rationale and Proposal9
2.6 Hypothesis for the proposal9
3.1 Research Design10
3.2 Data collection tools for the research10
3.3 Materials required for the research11
3.4 Ethical Considerations of the Research12
3.5 Procedure for the Research12
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Overview of the research
In the United States alcohol use can be credited with over 100,000 lives lost each year, which exceeds deaths caused by breast cancer and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). In fact, following tobacco use and unhealthy diets, the 3rd leading cause of life-style related deaths in the United States can be linked to behaviors associated with alcohol use. The outcomes of untreated alcoholism are devastating with various ramifications for individuals of all ages and have wide-ranging adverse implications to society. It is important to be aware that the individual alcoholic is only the nucleus of this disease. Destruction radiates through entire family systems and adversely impacts society. Children raised in an alcoholic environment often experience abuse and neglect from the impaired parent. Consequences of children raised in an alcoholic home have a variety of unfavorable life experiences such as behavioral problems, depression, academic difficulties, and early experimentation with alcohol leading to a regeneration of alcohol abuse in family systems. Family structures are affected in many aspects such as diminished social support, frail family unity, and an increase in domestic violence. In addition, the impact of alcoholism in an individual generates unintended consequences and burdens throughout ...