versión On-line ISSN 1405-9274
versión impresa ISSN 1607-050X
ROSOVSKY, Haydée. Alcoholics Anonymous in Mexico: Fragmentation and Strenghths. Desacatos [online]. 2009, n.29, pp.13-30. ISSN 1405-9274.
This paper describes some of the organizational characteristics of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), as well as the socio-cultural and historical background that influenced its development. It also presents certain aspects of AA’s development in Mexico and some peculiarities necessary for the institution’s adaptation to the country’s social context, highlighting some segmentations suffered through time, which have not lessened AA’s vitality or importance. It also analyzes the social factors that have contributed to AA’s peculiar configuration in Mexico. The data presented in this paper is the result of an international joint study funded by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, which involved seven other countries, besides Mexico.
Palabras llave : alcoholism; rehabilitation; Alcoholics Anonymous; mutual support groups; temperance; Mexico.