Contributions from Jacøbson and Winnicott are integrated with my observation that the alcoholic favors cathecting his body and somatic experiences in place of mental representations of persons, situations, and experience. In effect, a psychological state is produced similar to that of "splitting between psyche and soma" (Winnicott) and one in which "drive discharge is regressive" (Jackson).
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