The Alco-Holocaust: Alcohol, Problem Drinkers and Psychodrama

Although often denied or the subject of double standards, alcohol is the main drug of choice and a serious health problem in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Paul Baakman shares insights fl owing from his decades of work with the problem drinkers and co-dependents that result. He advocates a non-judgemental, involved and patient approach that focuses on people, relationships and connection. Effective treatment options and approaches are described and discussed, in particular the use of the psychodramatic method. The ideas are applicable to related areas such as legal, illegal or prescribed drug addiction and process addictions enacted by gamblers, workaholics and overeaters.

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