From the earliest introduction of AA groups into Russia in the late 1980s, the newly found self-worth and self-knowledge gained by recovering alcoholics from their participation in AA's 12-step program have been founded on a freedom of expression that had been suppressed during the Soviet era. AA may be viewed by those it touches as a mini-course in the values of a free, open society.
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Research Article| October 01 2000
First Steps: AA and Alcoholism in Russia
Current History (2000) 99 (639): 345–349.
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Patricia Critchlow; First Steps: AA and Alcoholism in Russia. Current History 1 October 2000; 99 (639): 345–349. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.639.345
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