A Categorical Assessment of 12-Step Involvement in Relation to Recovery Resources
The present study examined 12-step involvement categorically, independent of 12-step meeting attendance, and its relation to recovery resources among 100 members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous residing in recovery homes. Participants who were actively involved in 12-step activities reported significantly higher levels of recovery resources compared with those who were less involved, whereas meeting attendance was significantly and negatively related to self-efficacy for abstinence and meaning in life. Findings suggest that categorical involvement in 12-step activities equip recovering alcoholics/addicts with resources for their ongoing recovery. Implications for future research are discussed.