From Alexander the Great to Alcoholics Anonymous... from Noah to Bacchus and back... this entertaining, informative video is a historical primer on the origins of addiction and our fascination with the grain and grapes that have made it so.
Claudia Black and Jerry Miller narrate this colorful pageant which highlights the progression and proliferation of alcoholism and addiction treatment techniques.
In one glimpse from the past, a famous Roman physician put live eels in the wine that the subject was then instructed to drink, foretelling perhaps, the coming of an aversion conditioning therapy. The Temperance League, the Keely Cure, the beginnings of AA and other Twelve Step programs, the use of Antabuse, hypnotherapy, and the Minnesota Model... all these and many more mileposts are visited in this historic retrospective.
The fascinating evolution of treatment... from alcoholism... to chemical dependency... to addictive disordered, is examined in the past paced, fact filled video.