Maria Pagano, PhD, with the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine recently published an interesting study in a special edition of Substance Abuse. The study, which took place over a 10-year period, delved into how participating in an alcoholic support group, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, as a facilitator or mentor helped keep people sober for longer. The findings indicated that people who engaged in 12-Step work and actively helped other members were much more likely to stay away from alcohol than those who simply attended group sessions. For many, helping others was the driving force in their own sobriety.

Read the entire article here: Alcoholics Anonymous Participation Promotes Long-Term Recovery, Study Finds.