EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
47,893,527
Abstracts:
28,296,643
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Five-year follow up for sobriety in a cohort of men who had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous programme in India






National Medical Journal of India 20(5): 234-236

Five-year follow up for sobriety in a cohort of men who had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous programme in India

There are little data from India on the long term follow up of patients with alcohol dependence who have undergone a de-addiction programme. A cohort of patients who completed a detoxification and de-addiction programme based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model were followed up for a period of 5 years. A cohort design was used. A community outreach programme of a de-addiction centre was the setting for the study. One hundred and eighty-two patients who completed a detoxification and de-addiction programme based on the Alcoholics Anonymous model were followed up. Sobriety at 5 years' of follow up was the outcome measure. One hundred and fifty-one (83%) patients were followed up at 5 years. The majority (90; 59.6%) did not change their alcohol consumption and a small minority (25; 16.5%) remained completely sober over the 5-year period. Sobriety at 1 year was significantly associated with complete abstinence at 5 years (chi2 = 53.8; df = 1; p < 0.001). More patients coming from distant places (RR 0.84; 95% CI: 0.71, 0.98; p < 0.03) and those with health workers in their localities (RR 0.81; 95% CI: 0.68, 0.96; p < 0.01) were completely abstinent. These variables were also significantly associated with sobriety even after adjusting for other confounders using logistic regression. . The results of the 5-year outcome are modest. More patients coming from distant places and those with health workers in their localities remained completely abstinent suggesting the possible role of the individual's motivation and the need for continued community support in maintaining sobriety.


Accession: 053256443

PMID: 18254518



Related references

Kuruvilla, P.K.; Jacob, K.S., 2007: Five-year follow up for sobriety in a cohort of men who had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous programme in India. Background. There are little data from India on the long term follow up of patients with alcohol dependence who have undergone a de-addiction programme. A cohort of patients who completed a detoxification and de-addiction programme based on the Al...

Kuruvilla, P.K.; Vijayakumar, N.; Jacob, K.S., 2004: A cohort study of male subjects attending an alcoholics anonymous program in India: one-year follow-up for sobriety. Objective: The objective of this study was to follow up a cohort of subjects who completed detoxification treatment and a deaddiction program based on the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model. The factors associated with complete abstinence were invest...

Hatcher, E.R., 1975: Alcoholics anonymous the sobriety sub culture. While Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.) has long been acknowledged as the alcoholic's best hope for rehabilitation, the central reason why the program succeeds has remained uncertain. From the viewpoint of the folklorist, it appears that A.A. works...

Rudy, D.R., 1980: Slipping and sobriety; the functions of drinking in Alcoholics Anonymous. The function of slipping (a resumption of drinking) in Alcoholics Anonymous [AA] is examined in the framework of the sociology of deviance. Theoretical aspects are illustrated by observations made during 1973 and 1974 at closed meetings, open hous...

Gossop, M.; Stewart, D.; Marsden, J., 2007: Attendance at Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, frequency of attendance and substance use outcomes after residential treatment for drug dependence: a 5-year follow-up study. Aims This study investigates the relationship between frequency of attendance at Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous (NA/AA) meetings and substance use outcomes after residential treatment of drug dependence. It was predicted that post-tr...

Hermos, J.; Behr, H.; Locastro, J., 2001: Spirituality in sobriety maintenance Relation to participation in Alcoholics Anonymous. Alcoholism Clinical & Experimental Research 25(5 Supplement A): 52A, May

Krentzman, A.R.; Brower, K.J.; Cranford, J.A.; Bradley, J.Christine.; Robinson, E.A.R., 2012: Gender and extroversion as moderators of the association between Alcoholics Anonymous and sobriety. Although women make up one third of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) membership, research on gender and AA has been limited. Findings in the literature are mixed, with few empirical investigations of factors that may moderate any gender differences found...

Snow, M.G.; Prochaska, J.O.; Rossi, J.S., 1994: Processes of change in Alcoholics Anonymous: maintenance factors in long-term sobriety. Examination of the change strategies associated with successful long-term sobriety remains an understudied area in addiction research. The following study recruited individuals in various stages of sobriety (range: 1 month to 27 years continuous a...

Carroll J.L.; Fuller G.B., 1969: The self and ideal self concept of the alcoholic as influenced by length of sobriety and or participation in alcoholics anonymous. Journal of Clinical Psychology 25(4): 363-364

Carroll, J.L.; Fuller, G.B., 1969: The self and ideal-self concept of the alcoolic as influenced by length of sobriety and-or participation in Alcoholics Anonymous. Journal of Clinical Psychology 25(4): 363-364