Mental health

Role of mutual help groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

Non-specialist health care workers should familiarise themselves with locally available mutual help groups (such as AA), and should encourage the alcohol dependent patient to engage with such a group.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

Non-specialist health care workers should monitor the impact of attending the group on the patient with alcohol dependence.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

Family members of patients with alcohol dependence should also be encouraged to engage with an appropriate mutual help group for families.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of evidence: VERY LOW

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