The Sacred Addiction : Exploring The Spiritual And Psychological Components Of Alcoholic Anonymous

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In the early 1920s, alcoholism dominated society, and it became a problem for some of its people. Even though the number of people who were drinking was increasing, it was a taboo, and no one talked about. Worry about increasing problem a Christian Evangelical movement establishes by Frank ND Buchman, started, this Lutheran minister, founded the called Alcoholic Contingent or Alcoholic Squadron that had a main goal of helping people with alcohol addiction. As Kevin Hinchliffe specified on his journal article called, “The Sacred Addiction: Exploring The Spiritual And Psychological Components Of Alcoholic Anonymous”. Later, the organization uses a method called the 12 steps program, which included the meetings, the psychological and spiritual elements, was very effective. Out of his frustration, the other contributor Carl Jung introduced the two last ones. As Kevin Hinchliffe reports, “Carl Jung was one of two other significant contributors to the formation of AA. After being unable to ‘cure’ his alcoholic patients Rowland H, he suggested a religious or spiritual conversion as his only hope”. In the later time, Bill Wilson will introduce the anonymity to its members of Alcoholic Anonymous in order to protect their character from public view. Although Alcoholic Anonymous has been around for a long time, many still do not know what it stands for. Thus, the use of anonymity the Alcoholic Anonymous employs specific methods, which provides a supported network, along with a…

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