Alcoholism Treatment Model: A Case Study

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Two alcoholism treatment models were founded on the belief that alcohol use disorder was a disease that the individual had little control over without help from outside sources. These modes of treatment have been refined as greater knowledge was gained about alcoholism. They have also increased in popularity over the years. Bill Wilson and Bob Smith founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in 1935 in Akron, Ohio (Huebner, 2011). AA was a program with foundations of character and spiritual development, holding that an individual needed to turn their will and life over to a “higher power” in order to recover from alcoholism. Sobriety and recovery depend on the acceptance that an individual is powerless over alcohol (Huebner, 2011). The Minnesota