Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2011 - Self-Help - 256 pages
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Ten of millions Americans suffer from alcoholism, yet most people still wrongly believe that alcoholism is a psychological or moral problem, and that it can be cured by psychotherapy or sheer will power. Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under The Influence examine the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic.

How to tell if someone you know is an alcoholic.

The progressive stages of alcoholism.

How to get an alcoholic into treatment -- and how to choose a treatment program.

Why frequently prescribed drugs can be dangerous -- even fatal -- for alcoholics.

How to ensure a lasting recovery.


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Excellent educational resource on understanding Alcoholism and its impact as a biological and physical disease. Read full review

Review: Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism

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Excellent educational resource on understanding Alcoholism and its impact as a biological and physical disease. Read full review

Contents

Every Human Soul
1
Alcohol
16
Predisposing
31
The Early Adaptive Stage of Alcoholism
47
The Middle Stage of Alcoholism
62
The Late Deteriorative Stage of Alcoholism
81
The Alcoholic
117
A Guide to Treatment
136
Drugs and the Alcoholic
170
Beyond Prejudice and Misconception
185
Notes and References
204
Suggested Reading List
214
A Sample Hypoglycemic Diet
220
Index
229
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Katherine Ketcham is coauthor of twelve books, including the bestseller "Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism", with James Milam, and "Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism", with William F. Ashbury.

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