ALCOHOLISM AND ADDICTION
The World’s First Drunk – Patient Version
The materials in this document are intended for patients or individuals dealing with the issues of alcoholism and addiction. The short book provides a new understanding of addiction without the obligatory religious perspective. In fact, the author’s perspective is secular – without religion. The approach is also “cognitive”, focusing on knowledge and the process needed for “changing one’s mind” rather than for merely changing one’s actions.
It is hoped that this approach will assist the reader in also beginning his own journey of understanding. This document is the Patient's companion document to the Counselor version of this story. In addition to the short story “The World’s First Drunk”, it contains a quiz for the patient.
The intent of this set of materials is for the counselor to provide the Patient version to his or her patients and then use this Counselor version to direct an individual or group discussion.
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