Addiction to alcohol and drugs is the second largest health problem in the United States today it is a very complex disease. Yet, data is sparse in relation to Adlerian theory and addiction. Although there have been some studies on this topic, they primarily fall under studies of the different types of treatment used. Sadly, these types of treatments have a low success rate in this country. Addiction is one of the many difficult diseases for many people to conquer and defeat. This paper discusses alcoholism and drug addiction from an Adlerian point of view. It addresses different aspects of, how they become addicted, and how Adlerian therapy can help them find the courage to change and build a stable, sober network through Alcoholics Anonymous.
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: The Useless Side of Life
Mary L. Bauer
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