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Psychology of Alcoholism, The by George Barton Cutten (1874 - 1962)

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Chapter VIII - Morals part 1

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the impact of chronic alcoholism on moral and mental states in this review of Chapter VIII of The Psychology of Alcoholism. Learn about the causes and consequences of alcohol addiction and the potential cures in this thought-provoking analysis.
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Exploring the Effects of Chronic Alcoholism on Morals and Sanity: A Chapter VIII Review of The Psychology of Alcoholism

All pathological bodily states have a tendency to lead, yes, force the person experiencing them away from the moral life.
In Chapter VIII of The Psychology of Alcoholism, George Barton Cutten explores the effects of chronic alcoholism on the moral and mental states of individuals. Cutten posits that all pathological bodily states have a tendency to lead individuals away from a moral life, and that a sound body is necessary for the best mental life. Emotional states, particularly those influenced by alcohol, are detrimental to conduct.
Chronic alcoholism can also lead to amnesia, which can result in a lack of incentive for sobriety. Cutten also discusses the relationship between alcoholism and crime, suicide, and sudden death. He questions the responsibility of the alcoholic and explores potential cures for alcoholism, including religious conversion and hypnotism. Additionally, Cutten delves into the effects of alcohol on fetal development. Overall, Cutten's analysis provides a thought-provoking examination of the causes and consequences of alcohol addiction and the potential cures.
Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.