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Program's 'Success' Measured
Many of these items are contrary to AA philosophy. Their publication here does not mean that the Grapevine endorses or approves them; they are offered solely for your information.
Not all alcoholics, or even all therapists, agree that abstaining is the only true measure of recovery. But given the immense variability of treatment "results," abstention is one clean-cut factor that can at least be measured over time.
The ability to measure any program's success is becoming increasingly important in this time of cost-benefit evaluation and reduced government spending, says... Login to read more
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