Cool, Hip & Sober: 88 Ways to Beat Booze and Drugs
In a refreshingly clear-headed and informed approach to addiction, Bill Manville, noted writer and radio host of the popular talk show "Addictions and Answers," has compiled a list of 88 questions and answers from, "a ton of plain and fancy drunks and dopers" and their family and friends. Cool, Hip, and Sober offers valuable advice and information from his guests: noted psychiatrists, psychologists, rehab counselors, MDs, academics and more.
Here, in first-person detail, are responses to the issues faced by alcoholics, addicts, and their loved ones, such as:
* How can I stop for good today?
A brave, transformational look at the treatment of chemical dependency, Cool, Hip & Sober is a captivating, insightful and essential handbook for overcoming denial and achieving a peaceful, long-term recovery.
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Manville, a California-based radio show host, journalist, and rehab clinic volunteer, drew 88 questions from his program and provides answers based on research, expert opinion, and his own experience ... Read full review
20 Youd Drink Too If You Had Money Troubles
Who Doesnt Drink
When l Think of the Awful Men l Woke Up With Still Drunk Ugh
Everything You Wanted to Know About Addiction but Were Afraid Wouldnt Work for You Are You Addicted? Getting Past Denial
Am 1 an AlcoholicAddict? lm Not a Joiner So Dont Talk to Me About AA
Hitting Bottom Booze andor Dope
43 Dry Drunks and Stinking Thinking
Happy Joyous and Free? Recovery After Addiction and How to Stay That Way
45 Blackouts and Oblivion Drinking
46 Calling lt a Disease ls Just Politically Correct Liberal Crap Right?
47 One Minute Were Fine the Next at Each Others Throat
48 Disease or Character Defect?
49 Her Sponsor Says Okay Mine Says No
50 A Wifes Denial
What Was Marilyn Monroes Secret Sorrow?
The Two Faces of Robert Downey Jr
lm Not An Alcoholic Merely a Heavy Drinker
Define A Social Drinker
ln Vino Veritas?
Am l an AlcoholicAddict? Revisited
Why Cant l Hold lt Anymore?
Drinking Makes Me Feel Normal
Mixing Pills and Booze
Am l an AlcoholicAddict? Part lllDenial Wears a Thousand Faces
lts Not My Fault
21 Oh My God My Kids Smoking Pot
22 Bill My Mothers Turning into a Lush
23 Am I an AlcoholicAddict? Last Time
24 I Didnt Have a Chance Its in My Genes Is Alcoholism Inherited?
25 My Doctor Is No Help
Addiction in the Saddle How Do I Stop?
26 Rehab vs Cold Turkey?
27 You Got Any Proof Rehabs Work?
28 I Never Got Laid Sober in My Life
29 Bill You Never Said What Rehabs Cost
30 How Do I Choose the Right Rehabē
31 Sponsor? Who Needs a Shoulder to Cry On?
32 This Sense of Impending Doom
33 SelfEsteem vs Selfinflated Grandiosity
34 Why Is Crack So Hard to Kick?
35 Crossing the Line
36 Right and Wrong Way to Do an lntervention
37 Psychiatry Takes a Drunk and Turns Him into a Basket Case
39 PostTraumatic Stress and Relapse
40 Booze and lncest
41 The Higher Power Business Puts Me Off
42 The Higher Power Relationship Works for Me
51 lll Die lf l Dont Have a Drink Soon As l
52 Am l an Alcoholic? An Unscientific Test
53 Keep Booze in the House?
54 How Does Addiction Arrest Emotional Development?
55 The Geographical Cure
56 Why Cant l Drink? lm Addicted to Pot Not Beer
57 You Wouldnt Be So Hot to Take My lnventory lf You Were Happy with Your Own
59 My Father Cant Sleep Without a Drink
60 ls There an Addictive Personality?
61 Am l an Enabler?
62 Can the New Drugs Help?
63 ThreeTime Loser
64 My Brothers Wife ls Drinking
65 How Can One Cold Beer on a Hot Day Hurt?
67 Too Gay for AA2
68 You Against Womens AA Groups Too?
69 Are We Ever Cured?
70 Does Antabuse Work?
71 Overwhelming Feelings
Twelfth Step Call
73 Drinking and Insomnia
A New Identity
75 Prozac and Alcoholic Relapse
76 My Last Drink
77 Rewin Her Trust?
78 AA Is Boring
80 Drink Like a Gent Again?
81 God in a Bottle?
82 Help The Bosss Wife Put Sherry in the Black Bean Soup
83 Problems of SelfEsteem Who Should a Recovering Drunk Marry?
Problems of SelfEsteem Part
The Subject 1s Hope