Definition of Alcoholics anonymous

1. Noun. An international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism.

Exact synonyms: Aa
Generic synonyms: Ngo, Nongovernmental Organization

Definition of Alcoholics anonymous

1. Proper noun. A self-supporting organization of alcoholic people, whose sole purpose is to provide mutual aid to obtain and maintain sobriety and to help others recover from the disease of alcoholism. ¹

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Medical Definition of Alcoholics anonymous

1. An organization of self-proclaimed alcoholics who meet frequently to reinforce their practice of abstinence. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcoholics Anonymous

alcoholic fermentation
alcoholic hyalin
alcoholic hyaline bodies
alcoholic intoxication
alcoholic ketoacidosis
alcoholic liver disease
alcoholic myocardiopathy
alcoholic pneumonia
alcoholic polyneuropathy
alcoholic psychoses
alcoholic tincture
alcoholic withdrawal tremor
alcoholics anonymous (current term)
alcoholism abuse

Literary usage of Alcoholics anonymous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention (1989)
"This help is available at treatment centers and from support groups such as alcoholics anonymous and LAYING THE GROUNDWORK Narcotics Anonymous. ..."

2. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"Practical Application of Treatment Strategies Figure 4-9 Related Research: alcoholics anonymous (AA) A comprehensive review of the research on AA reveals ..."

3. Stopping Alcohol & Other Drug Use Before It Starts: The Future of Prevention edited by Robert L. DuPont (1996)
"Some are based onr the alcoholics anonymous program and others on a variety of models. They target the needs of an estimated million Americans who grew up ..."

4. Assessing Alcohol Problems: A Guide for Clinicians and Researchers by John P. Allen, Megan Columbus (1997)
"Research on alcoholics anonymous: Opportunities and Alternatives. Piscat- away, NJ: Rutgers Center for Alcohol Studies, 1993. ..."

5. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Hurlburt G, Gade E, Fuqua D. Personality differences between alcoholics anonymous members and nonmembers. J Stud Alcohol 1984; 45:170-1. 63. Emrick CD. ..."

6. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The principles and methods for recovery are incorporated in a 12-step program. alcoholics anonymous and its companion ..."

7. Treatment Services for Adolescent Substance Abusers by Alfred S. Friedman (1998)
"Clients also are encouraged to participate in. and make use of, the self-help principles of alcoholics anonymous. A somewhat different approach is used in ..."

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