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Chapter 2: Ancient Desires and Symposiums
This chapter explores in greater detail one of the philosophical cores found in Chapter 1, specifically, “the desire for enjoyment and relief through alcohol and drugs is an ancient and natural part of the human experience.” This ancient and benign orientation toward drinking has confirmed and supported my developing perceptions that, in America particularly, we have exaggerated the nature and the prevalence of true addiction. We have much to learn from these early attitudes about the natural place of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) in our lives. These attitudes may help us develop more realistic responses for individuals concerned about their drinking and drugging habits.
As long as I can remember, I have been passionately ...