How AA/NA Work

The University of Michigan will host a conference tomorrow on How AA/NA Work and will stream it live here. The presenters include some very big names. Here’s the agenda:

Friday, September 25, 2009
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

09:00-09:20 Introductions
by John Traynor and Bob Zucker
09:20-10:00 Alcoholics Anonymous Effectiveness: Faith Meets Science
by Sarah Zemore, PhD, Scientist, Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute
10:00-10:40 Twelve-step participation among polydrug users: Longitudinal patterns, effectiveness, and (some) lessons learned
by Alexandre B. Laudet, Ph.D., Director, Center for the Study of Addictions and Recovery (C-STAR) and Deputy Director of the Institute for Treatment and Services Research, National Development and Research Institute
10:40-11:00 BREAK
11:00-11:40 The Varieties of recovery experience: AA, NA and the diversification of pathways and styles of long- term addiction recovery
by William L. White, M.A., Senior Research Consultant, Chestnut Health Systems / Lighthouse Institute. Author of: Slaying the Dragon – The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America
11:40-12:20 From iPod to iGod: Are 12-step Groups Hip Enough for Adolescents?
by John F. Kelly, Ph.D., Associate Director, Mass. General Hospital/Harvard Center for Addiction Medicine, Director, Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) at Mass. General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
12:20-01:30 LUNCH
01:30-02:10 Alcoholics’ perceptions of AA’s helpfulness: Qualitative responses and association with drinking outcomes
by Elizabeth A. R. Robinson, MSW, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, at the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry Substance Abuse Section
02:10-02:30 BREAK
02:30-04:00 Panel Discussion

3 thoughts on “How AA/NA Work

  1. This looks like a great programme. Do you know if the presentations are available online or whether summaries of the conference are available?

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