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

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Chapter XI - Hypnotism and Other Cures

Thursday 1st January 1970

Discover the cures for alcoholism presented in chapter XI of The Psychology of Alcoholism by George Barton Cutten. Learn about hypnotism and other treatments in this informative podcast episode.
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Psychology of Alcoholism, The by George Barton Cutten (1874 - 1962)
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Hypnotism and Other Cures for Alcoholism: A Dive into Chapter XI of The Psychology of Alcoholism by George Barton Cutten

Men come of their own volition and wish to be compelled to stop drinking. What seems the greatest drawback to the cure of alcoholism by hypnotism and all of the cures except that by religious conversion, is the fact that the patient is surrounded by the same environment after he has been treated.
In chapter XI of The Psychology of Alcoholism, Dr. George Barton Cutten presents two cures for alcoholism: religious conversion and hypnotism. He discusses the drawbacks and benefits of each, and how surrounding environments can affect success rates. Cutten explains that alcoholism is a disease that can be cured, but the results of the disease may never be fully remedied. While hypnotism is not a grand panacea, it can be successful in some cases where the patient desires to stop drinking.
However, the patient's environment after treatment can be a significant obstacle to recovery. Religious conversion, on the other hand, can lead to a complete change in lifestyle and social circle, which can be beneficial for recovery. Cutten's analysis provides insight into the challenges and possibilities of treating alcoholism, and his work remains relevant today. Listen to the full podcast episode now here on alcoholfree.com and learn more about the cures presented in chapter XI of The Psychology of Alcoholism.