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Loran Archer's Data Brief in Alcohol Reports 7/29/07

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  • Glenn Chesnut
    In AAHistoryLovers Message 4447 http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AAHistoryLovers/message/4447 95% FIRST YEAR DROPOUT MYTH Loran Archer referred to this
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      In AAHistoryLovers Message 4447
      http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/AAHistoryLovers/message/4447

      "95% FIRST YEAR DROPOUT MYTH"

      Loran Archer referred to this Data Brief he
      had previously posted on the Alcohol Reports
      website.

      It is difficult to locate on that website,
      so I am posting a copy here, for the greater
      convenience of our AAHistoryLovers members.

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      http://alcoholreports.blogspot.com/2007/07/data-brief-national-longitudinal.html

      Sunday, July 29, 2007
      Data Brief - National Longitudinal Alcohol
      Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES) Findings on
      Alcoholics Anonymous Membership

      Estimated Alcoholics Anonymous Membership 1991-1992

      *New members during past year - 0.9 million
      *On-going members - 1.5 million
      *Total membership - 2.4 million

      Continuation Rate in Alcoholics Anonymous

      In 1991-1992 4.8 million respondents reported
      ever attending an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
      meeting, for reasons related to their
      drinking, prior to the last 12 months.

      *31% reported continued AA attendance during
      the last 12 months

      Rate of continued AA attendance was associated
      with years since first AA meeting

      *1-4 years since first AA meeting - 36% remained
      *5-9 years since first AA meeting - 30% remained
      *10-19 years since first AA meeting - 29% remained
      *20 years or more since first AA meeting - 32% remained

      Comparison of Past Year Drinking Status -
      Dropouts and Continuing AA Members

      DROPOUTS:

      *Abstinent 33%
      *Low risk drinking 14%
      *High risk drinking 53%

      CONTINUED AA ATTENDANCE:

      *Abstinent 62%
      *Low risk drinking 9%
      *High risk drinking 29%

      low risk drinking = never exceed 4 drinks per
      day (male) or 3 drinks per day (female)

      high risk drinking = exceeds 4 drinks per day
      (male) or 3 drinks per day (female)

      Data Source:
      NIAAA 1991-1992 National Longitudinal Alcohol
      Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES)

      Data Brief Submitter: Loran Archer
      E-Mail: loranarcher@...
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