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The most lucid account of the patterns of problem drinkers ever set down in a book!Drawing on soundly tested theories of transactional behavior, Dr. Steiner describes the three distinct types of alcoholics -- Drunk and Proud, Lush and Wino -- and their games, scripts and rackets: Debtor... Kick... Cops and robbers... Plastic Woman... Captain Marvel...Ain't it awful... SchlThe most lucid account of the patterns of problem drinkers ever set down in a book!Drawing on soundly tested theories of transactional behavior, Dr. Steiner describes the three distinct types of alcoholics -- Drunk and Proud, Lush and Wino -- and their games, scripts and rackets: Debtor... Kick... Cops and robbers... Plastic Woman... Captain Marvel...Ain't it awful... Schlemiel... Look how hard I've tried... and others.His approach is the single most useful tool for dealing with alcoholism since A.A. and the Twelve Steps, and offers the first real help -- and hope -- for problem drinkers and their families....

Title : Games Alcoholics Play
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ISBN : 9780345284709
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 202 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Games Alcoholics Play Reviews

  • Judy Herzanek
    2019-05-10 03:47

    Not for the everyday person looking for answers.I was curious to read and review this book--as the title sounded very interersting. After giving it about an hour, I realized that I was reading paragraphs over and over to get the meaning. It reads more like a textbook rather than a helpful, informational tool for someone looking for answers. I'm not sure who this book is directed toward.I also wonder why the name of the doctor who wrote the "forward" is about 5 times larger than that of the author????There are much more "user friendly" resources out there if you poke around:Judy Herzanek, Co-Author:Why Don't They Just Quit? What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery90-Minute DVD: Why Don't They Just QUIT? DVD Roundtable Discussion: What families and friends need to know about addiction and recovery.

  • Kaiti
    2019-05-01 03:51

    Very outdated as far as cultural and current thinking is concerned. I was interested to read this because the theory behind it still sounded decent, and might still have merit, but I don't think it is useful for the layperson or someone who is looking more for ways to spot manipulation tactics or other common points of conflict. Also, disclaimer, I don't subscribe to Freud's theories much. You might like it better if you do.

  • Kathy
    2019-05-10 07:52

    I found this really useful when investigating my own issues around alcohol and alcoholics.It came in very useful when being with my alcoholic mum, and for coping with my older sister during the period that she was drinking heavily.Useful to read in conjunction with Games People Play, Eric Berne.

  • Patrick
    2019-04-25 00:01

    A bit dated with a lot of TA jargon to be mastered but interesting. Still, it did not and wont replace the disease theory.