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Stop Sending People to AA – Steve Moore Executive Director Addiction Research Foundation

  It’s easy to understand why it happened. For the first time, there seemed to be a solution for a seemingly hopeless condition (alcoholism). There were many of us whose lives were saved and there just wasn’t another plan that offered any real hope. Punishment and incarceration had not worked. At least with the 12-step [...]

By | January 17th, 2019|Addiction Research, Addiction Treatment|0 Comments

Survey results of activities outside of self help meetings that support recovery

  % (percentage) Family 53.1 Spirituality 49.4 Friends 43.3 Exercise 30.6 Meditation 23.3 Nutrition 20.4 Leisure 20 Journaling 11.8 Religion 11.8 This Table illustrates the most commonly reported types of activity in order of frequency, with the top three being family, spirituality, and friends that people use to support their recovery outside of self help [...]

Recent Research Supports the Multi Modal Recovery Process (MMRP)

Recent Research Supports the Multi Modal Recovery Process (MMRP)   The best recent news is that a much higher percentage of people with a substance use disorder get better than had been previously thought. People get better. It just doesn’t happen the way we thought. This interesting graph from research performed by the Addiction Research [...]

Inferential Analyses on Questions of Primary Interes

Inferential Analyses on Questions of Primary Interest The impetus for the following analyses was derived from ARF’s interest in capturing the recovery process of those who indicate some level of recovery, but who are not currently in treatment. Question 1. USE of COPING STRATEGIES. The initial question addressed below focused on attempting to capture behaviors [...]

Current Research being conducted by ARF

We wanted to update you on some of the current research that is happening at ARF. 1. Will providing childcare increase female attendance at Self help meetings. We are currently providing childcare at Refuge Recovery 7 pm meeting on Wednesday evenings. We are tracking to see if this will make a meeting friendlier for women [...]

Women and Recoery

At the Addiction Research Foundation, we conducted an online survey that was pushed through social media. We at this point had close to 1000 respondents. Of these respondents close to 2/3s were women. While women were more likely to respond to an online survey they were less likely to attend 12 step meetings; 61 percent [...]

Unhook and Live Free Coming Soon

  We are very excited to announce that Pam Moore's new book Unhook and Live Free will be coming soon.  We are looking at an early fall release date. You can unhook and live free.   This book is a brilliant guide to understanding yourself and how to unhook from negative thoughts, beliefs and feelings.   The [...]

What is happening at C3?

C3 At this time Refuge Recovery is meeting twice a week Smart Recovery is meeting once a week, a weekly yoga class, a professional’s meditation and sharing group called EMIT is provided once a month and various other workshops have been provided in this space.  In October at the grand opening the founder [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Addiction Research, Addiction Treatment|0 Comments

Noah Levine Coming to Birmingham through Addiction Research Foundation

  NOAH LEVINE WORKSHOP Monday September 28th from 8 am until 12 pm at THE EDGE OF CHAOS SPONSERED BY ADDICTION RESEARCH FOUNDATION Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness-based addiction treatment program that utilizes Buddhist philosophy as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Drawing inspiration from the core teachings of the Four Noble Truths, emphasis is placed [...]

By | September 18th, 2015|Addiction Research, Addiction Treatment|0 Comments

Swift Creek and Recovery

My name is Pam and I am an alcoholic. My dad’s name is Bill and he has Alzheimer’s. I always had a difficult relationship with him. As with any disease walking the path is never easy. And I mean that for both of our diseases. My dad can not communicate much any more. Mostly when [...]