Flere bør bruke AA? Fordi?

Publisert: 19.10.2009 - Skrevet av: Asbjørn Dyrendal

Jeg blir lett distrahert. For eksempel slo det meg plutselig at jeg ikke hadde lest forskning.no i dag. Og dermed kom jeg over denne artikkelen hvor det manes til å bruke Anonyme Alkoholikere mer.

Sist jeg så noen si noe forskningsbasert om det, var det imidlertid ikke noe som slo meg som spesielt oppmuntrende. Så jeg tok en liten tur innom Cochrane-vurderingen. Som er fra 2006 og sier at

MAIN RESULTS: Eight trials involving 3417 people were included. AA may help patients to accept treatment and keep patients in treatment more than alternative treatments, though the evidence for this is from one small study that combined AA with other interventions and should not be regarded as conclusive. Other studies reported similar retention rates regardless of treatment group. Three studies compared AA combined with other interventions against other treatments and found few differences in the amount of drinks and percentage of drinking days. Severity of addiction and drinking consequence did not seem to be differentially influenced by TSF versus comparison treatment interventions, and no conclusive differences in treatment drop out rates were reported. Included studies did not allow a conclusive assessment of the effect of TSF in promoting complete abstinence.

AUTHORS’ CONCLUSIONS: No experimental studies unequivocally demonstrated the effectiveness of AA or TSF approaches for reducing alcohol dependence or problems. One large study focused on the prognostic factors associated with interventions that were assumed to be successful rather than on the effectiveness of interventions themselves, so more efficacy studies are needed.

Hvilket vel ikke umiddelbart ser spesielt ut som noen begrunnelse for å oppmuntre folk til å delta. Med mindre de har lyst og trives der.