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Alcoholic Thinking Language, Culture, and Belief in Alcoholics Anonymous cover
  • ISBN: 9780275960490
  • ISBN10: 0275960498

Alcoholic Thinking Language, Culture, and Belief in Alcoholics Anonymous

by Danny M Wilcox

  • List Price: $122.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
  • Publish date: 04/01/1998
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Based on long-term observation, the author, a member of Alcoholics Anonymous, focuses on cultural rather than personal causes of drug dependence. The author also discusses how the symbolic action of AA language and culture is the key to recovery. This study yields critical information about the development and practice of alcohol and other drug dependence. Through the shared linguistic and cultural interaction of AA, the U.S. cultural ideology that emphasizes individualism, personal achievement, self-control, and self-reliance results in conflict; thus the gap between the perceived ideal and reality intensifies feelings of separation, alienation, and isolation leading to dependency.
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