Title

An Assessment of Membership Benefits in the Al-Anon Program

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Although widely utilized as a source of treatment for family members of alcoholics, the Al-Anon program has not been studied regarding its effectiveness. This study attempted to empirically assess presumed benefits reported by 77 members of Al-Anon programs in Southern Minnesota. To test hypotheses regarding levels of self-esteem and marital adjustment, correlational statistics were used to compare length of membership to results from the Tennessee Self-concept Scale and Locke-Wallace Marital Adjustment Test. Although significant relationships were found between both self-esteem and marital adjustment regarding increased length of membership, confounds and methodological difficulties reduced the impact of these findings.

Publication Title

Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly

DOI

10.1300/J020V12N04_03