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Alcoholism And The 12-Step Program

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Dr. Svetlana Kogan is a strong supporter of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous. For women who are struggling with alcoholism, these programs have a strong tradition of offering support and encouragement. Many women trying to extricate themselves from alcohol abuse are in need of the structure that a group like Alcoholics Anonymous makes available to them. Some women dealing with alcoholism have never experienced this type of guidance and nurture in their lives before.

Dr. Kogan:

Women with alcoholism, I advise, I feel very strongly about them building a strong relationship with a 12-step program which is commonly known as Alcoholics Anonymous. There is a wonderful facility in New York called Hazleton House, which is practicing the philosophy of AA. I am not sure about the analogue on the West Coast, or in the Midwest, but I am sure that it has its affiliations.

And 12-step programs, in general, provide a very nurturing environment for taking these women, isolating them from the drug in question, from alcohol, from providing support, emotional guidance and the meetings, of course, during which they reinforce their dissociation from the drug of choice which in this case happens to be alcohol.

About Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D.:
Dr. Svetlana Kogan, M.D., is the Founder of Doctors at Trump Place (DTP). She is board certified in internal medicine and graduated from Cornell University. She is also a member of the American Medical Association, the American Anti-Aging Academy, and a clinical researcher and patient advocate. Dr. Kogan is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital.

Visit Dr. Kogan at http://www.dtpdoctors.com/about.html


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