MAAEZ: making alcoholics anonymous easier [Public Health Institute, 2002]
Appropriate supported/facilitated referrals
Keywork interventions in (phase 3) Change
Keywork interventions in (phase 5) Reintegration
MAAEZ is a six session group format 12-Step Facilitation Programme. This is a manual to support the group facilitator to deliver an effective group intervention. It is intended that at least one of the leading group facilitators has direct on-going 12 Step experience. MAAEZ was developed for use within the US treatment system and certain areas will need careful adaptation for use in the UK context.
The sessions are designed to be run on a weekly basis for 90 minutes duration with a 10 minute break. MAAEZ primarily focuses on Alcoholics Anonymous but also lends itself to supporting access to other 12-Step meetings. The six sessions are:
- Introduction (& graduation)
- Principles not personality
- Living sober
- Graduation (& introduction)
The primary aim of the group programme is to equip service users with an understanding of what they might experience in an AA or other 12-Step meeting, to address any reservations service users might have to accessing this form of mutual aid. The group is not a 12-Step intervention in itself.
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