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Psychoanalytic understanding of addiction derives from general psychodynamic theory. Psychodynamic treatment is based on Freud's work in discovering the importance of unconscious phenomena; the development of a theory of the relationship between id, ego, and superego, with an emphasis on resistance, defenses, and conflict; and the use of techniques such as free association, clarification, and interpretation. Freud (1905/1953), Abraham (1908/1960), and Radó (1984) each posited trauma-related developmental issues—including orality, regression toward infantile fixations, defenses against homosexuality, sexual and social inferiority, emotional immaturity, depressive tendencies, and insecurity—as psychopathological pathways leading to substance abuse (Lorand 1948). Freud (1930/1964) also connected the elation of intoxication, which he believed relaxed superego repression, to manic states. Glover (1932/1956) noted the important role of aggressive drives in substance abuse.

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