Bottled Up: How to Survive Living with a Problem Drinker

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Lion Hudson plc, Jun 10, 2011 - Self-Help - 192 pages
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'Hazardous drinking' in the UK is widespread: 1 in 4 according to a recent government survey. More severe 'alcohol dependence' affects nearly 6% of the UK population - that's 1.8 million people.




But for each alcoholic there is usually a family - estimates suggest that at least 3 people per alcohol abuser suffer on this account. The loved ones of alcohol abusers are a neglected group, and this book is aimed at equipping them to care for themselves so that they can survive the difficulty before them.




Written by a husband-and-wife team of an alcohol abuse expert and former alcoholic (John) and a former carer for an alcoholic (Lou), this helpful book is not only academically sound but also written with an empathy that flows from experience.
 

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Contents

Chapter
13
Chapter 1
25
Ps
38
The Bottled Up approach
48
HOPE
59
LOVE
70
SHARE
83
Assess the harm
92
Choose your option
105
Promoting change and evaluation
117
Some frequently asked questions
127
Stepping out of the shadow
141
Surviving the emotional rollercoaster
153
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Dr John McMahon was until recently senior lecturer at the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Studies at the University of Paisley. He is the author of several scholarly articles and the founder of 24/7 Help Yourself, a website dedicated to helping people overcome alcohol dependence.

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