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Women and Men Appear to Benefit in Different Ways from AA Participation

(12/10/2012)

Women and Men Appear to Benefit in Different Ways from AA Participation
ScienceDaily

December 5, 2012

A new study finds differences in the ways that participation in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) helps men and women maintain sobriety. Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators found that, while many factors are helpful to all AA participants, some were stronger in men and some in women. For example, avoidance of companions who encourage drinking and social situations in which drinking is common had more powerful benefits for men, while increased confidence in the ability to avoid drinking while feeling sad, depressed or anxious appeared to be more important for women.

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121205113530.htm


Keywords: women, men, benefit, different, AA, participation



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