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Women of Color in Alcoholics Anonymous


People often start addiction treatment with a bias for or against the concept of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). As health care providers, it is our job to expose these biases and convince our patients of the utility of support groups. We must introduce our patients to tools like AA that they will need throughout the recovery process, both in the short term and long term to support growth and healing. AA provides two of the most important components of treatment—peer support and ritual—and without…