Jung wrote little about addiction. He claimed that he was afraid of being misunderstood by the scientific community of his day. However, he has had a profound influence on one source of help available to people with problems of addiction. This is his link, indirect though it was, with the founding andphilosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous.
This “Fellowship”, as A.A. members call it, has spread all over the world and has not only helped millions of people struggling with their addiction to alcohol, but in turn has spawned various other self-help groups for those with addictions of other sorts as well as groups for their family members and friends. Because of the anonymity factor, the numbers are never precisely known, but judging by the conventions of members held from time to time... (click title to continue reading)