Intensive Referral to Al-Anon: Benefits to Concerned Others and Their Drinkers

2019-07-16 10:38:21 | BioPortfolio


This study is examining the effectiveness of Al-Anon Intensive Referral (AIR) with Concerned Others (COs) of individuals in treatment for alcohol use disorders ("drinkers"). AIR's goal is to facilitate Al-Anon participation and positive outcomes among COs.


In a randomized controlled trial, this 4-year project is evaluating AIR's effectiveness for COs. COs and their drinkers are assessed at baseline and 3-month, 6-month, and 1-year follow-ups. Hypotheses are that, compared to usual care, AIR will increase Al-Anon participation and improve CO outcomes. We will examine hypotheses using generalized mixed-effects regression models (GLMM). This project is built on the foundation that it is essential to help COs because of their own suffering.

Study Design


Alcohol Use Disorder


Al-Anon Intensive Referral (AIR)


VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto
United States


Active, not recruiting


Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-07-16T10:38:21-0400

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