Sobering Up on the Streets: Homeless Men in Alcoholics Anonymous
Abbreviated Journal Title
Homelessness; Alcohol; Recovery; Alcoholics anonymous; Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary; Sociology
An exploratory, qualitative examination of homeless, recovering alcoholic men in a Twelve-Step program shows the ways these men adapt tools of sobriety to match their needs. Using semi-structured interviews, the experiences of these men were evaluated in order to find out how they stay sober without a formal place to live. Based on the narrative histories, three varieties of adaptations to the conventional Alcoholics Anonymous program are discussed: excessive twelfth-stepping, a m,lange of religious principles, and unrealistic ideals. Implications for treatment and directions for future research are discussed.
"Sobering Up on the Streets: Homeless Men in Alcoholics Anonymous" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 674.