Outcomes of AA for Special Populations

  • Christine Timko
Part of the Recent Developments in Alcoholism book series (RDIA, volume 18)

This chapter reviews research examining outcomes of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) for special populations. It begins by discussing what is meant by the term “special populations” and why the question of if and how AA is beneficial for special populations needs to be considered. The chapter then examines studies of outcomes of AA participation among women, adolescents, and the elderly, racial and ethnic minority groups, disabled individuals, and people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness. It concludes by summarizing what existing research shows about the outcomes of AA among special populations and issues that future studies should address.

What Are Special Populations?

Special populations are groups whose needs may not be fully addressed by traditional approaches or who feel they may not comfortably or safely access and use the standard approaches. Generally, special populations include women, adolescent, or elderly individuals, different racial and ethnic groups, and...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Career Scientist and Consulting ProfessorCenter for Health Care Evaluation (152-MPD)Menlo ParkUSA

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