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dc.contributor.advisorFogel, Marvinen_US
dc.contributor.authorHardesty, Patrick H.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-08T15:24:19Z
dc.date.available2018-08-08T15:24:19Z
dc.date.issued1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/18278
dc.descriptionBibliography : pages 44-47.en_US
dc.description.abstractA field study was conducted in which 24 recovered alcoholics were asked what was important to their sobriety. The sample consisted of 15 males and 9 females with 19 of the sample actively involved with Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) at the time of the study. The most mentioned factor in the maintenance of sobriety was AA. The only other category receiving more than 3 mentions was the category of positive cognitions. The most mentioned factor in the achievement of sobriety was pain, which was mentioned by more than 80 per cent of the subjects. The three most important elements of AA were, in order, the fellowship, the spiritual aspect, and the program. Most of the subjects that attended AA were either referred by treatment or joined AA as a last resort. The implications for treatment included referral to AA and helping the alcoholic acquire positive cognitive processes. Suggested areas of research based on the results of the study include analysis of the role of spirituality, fellowship, and lifestyle in the problem of alcohol abuse.en_US
dc.format.extentvi, 76 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAlcoholics--Rehabilitationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAlcoholism--Preventionen_US
dc.titleKey factors in the achievement and maintenance of sobriety : a field study of recovered alcoholicsen_US
dc.type.genreDissertation/Thesisen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Allied Health Professionsen_US
dc.description.degreeM.S. (Master of Science)en_US


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