Breaking the code: Strategies of alcohol addicts

Tatiana Argounova-Low, Platon Sleptsov

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The article addresses the problems related to alcohol abuse and its medical treatment called ‘coding’. The treatment by ‘coding’ subjugates alcoholics to a relationship between them and other more dominant agents. Despite such pressure being very powerful, we argue that alcoholics develop their strategies and ways to manoeuvre and manipulate these dominant relationships. The article explains why treatment by coding is often ineffective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-26
Number of pages16
JournalFolklore (Estonia)
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2015

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  • Alcohol
  • Alcoholism
  • Coding
  • Sakha (Yakutia)


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