The efficacy of AA attendance for aftercare of inpatient alcoholics: some follow-up data

Academic Article


  • Inpatient alcoholics (N = 145) were followed at 6-months intervals for 18 months postdischarge. The drinking outcomes were compared based on overall degree of AA attendance. Results did indicate higher percentages of abstinence for AA attenders, but only at 18 months. AA attenders also indicated fewer days drinking during the first 6 months, with fewer days drunk for AA attenders at 18 months. Those subjects attending AA for the entire 18 months reported a total abstinence rate of 50%.
  • Authors

    Author List

  • Thurstin AH; Alfano AM; Nerviano VJ
  • Start Page

  • 1083
  • End Page

  • 1090
  • Volume

  • 22
  • Issue

  • 11