Twelve Step Programs are significant features in the American
landscape. Their popularity compels us to take them seriously. This
book studies one such program, Al-Anon, which was founded in 1951
by wives of alcoholics who were struggling with the effects of
alcoholism on themselves and their families. In the 1990s its scope
was broadened to include husbands, grown children, lovers, friends,
and anyone else affected by another's drinking or chemical use.
This study used an ethnographic approach: it reveals that Al-Anon
and similar groups act as sites of spiritual renewal and moral
reconstruction for primarily white, middle-class, middle-aged,
Protestant Americans who report experiencing a crisis of identity.
Investigating Twelve Step Programs lends further insight into the
cultural crisis affecting many Americans as well as the strategies
some have found to make sense of their lives.
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