This program describes a physician's view of alcoholism, as presented in the literature of Alcoholics Anonymous and updated with the modern neurobiology of addictive illness. It includes a discussion of Dr. Silkworth’s explanation of alcoholism as a twofold disease, affecting mind and body, how Dr. Silkworth's opinion relates to the modern neurobiolgy of addictive illness, and identification of therapy for alcoholism as promoted by Alcoholics Anonymous and its relationship to Dr. Silkworth’s opinion. The program is presented by Dr. Herbert L. Malinoff, MD; addictionologist. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual workshop series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about chemical dependency, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please see http://www.dawnfarm.org/programs/education-series.
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