An organizational typology for self-help groups
. American Journal of Community Psychology, 19, 769-788.
Alcohol Concern spokesman Jim Asbury said: "The aim of our project is to establish a collection of new self-help groups
, in which individuals from the local community can offer guidance, understanding and mutual support to others."
Women in self-help groups
embark on a period of reflection and become more aware of the social, cultural and personal mechanisms that turned them into victims and kept them in that role for so many years, with the all-too-familiar consequences: low self-esteem; guilt; shame; loss of personal judgment; isolation; fear; self-doubt; denial of their own needs, even their bodies; inability to carry out their own projects.
This is familiar territory for sociological research; examination of the connections between people's experience of health problems, their use of self-care and self-help groups
and their use of formal health care.
The study examined self-help groups
in four major cities and on nationwide online discussion groups.
But that provokes the question: If every alcohol treatment clinic has access to self-help groups
, why doesn't every hospital have a self-help unit?
have the potential to be beneficial to social workers' clients.
The rationale for facilitating patients' involvement in 12-step self-help groups
stems primarily from recent AA outcome research and from developments in the management and organization of health care in the United States.
Treatment, which lasted about 3 weeks, stressed overcoming denial of addiction, fostering a sense of belonging to self-help groups
, and thinking of addiction as a disease.
It has become the largest funder of self-help groups
for the poor in the nation.
This paper concerns the history and structure of the so-called self-help groups
of alcoholics in Austria.
members to claim a privilege as an extension of either the priest-penitent or the spousal privileges.(4) Instead, he held that New York law does not extend a testimonial privilege to self-help groups
. Although the A.A.