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

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Chapter X - Religious Conversion as a Cure, part 1

Thursday 1st January 1970

Explore the intriguing topic of religious conversion as a cure for alcoholism as presented by George Barton Cutten in this episode of Psychology of Alcoholism. Listen now on alcoholfree.com.
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The Role of Religious Conversion in Curing Alcoholism According to George Barton Cutten

Religious influence not only provides the cure but furnishes the necessary prerequisite for any cure.
In this episode of Psychology of Alcoholism, George Barton Cutten presents an overview of alcoholism and its effects on the body and mind. He then delves into two cures for alcoholism known at the time: Religious conversion and hypnotism. Cutten emphasizes the importance of a real desire for reform as a basis for any remedial effects. He describes religious conversion as an emotional substitute for alcohol, and highlights the susceptibility of good resolutions to being killed by debauchery.
Cutten also explores the process of conversion, which he sees as a process of struggling away from sin. He notes the role of desire for relief in conversion, and the divided self and partial unity achieved through conversion. Cutten describes the shock of religious conversion as a cure for alcoholism and the exhaustion caused by connecting the associations of a new cellular system.
Overall, this episode offers a unique perspective on the role of religious conversion in curing alcoholism, and is highly informative and thought-provoking. Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com!