Games Alcoholics Play (Mass Market Paperback)

By Claude M. Phd Steiner

Ballantine Books, 9780345323835, 224pp.

Publication Date: November 12, 1984

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Description

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... 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.


About the Author

Claude M. Steiner, PhD, was a psychotherapist, author, and founder of Radical Psychiatry. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a doctorate in clinical psychology and was a founding member of the International Transactional Analysis Association with his friend and mentor, Eric Berne. His works include Games Alcoholics Play, Scripts People Love, and A Warm Fuzzy Tale. He died in 2017.
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