Sober for Good

Sober for Good

New Solutions for Drinking Problems : Advice From Those Who Have Succeeded

Book - 2001
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Finally someone has gone straight to the real experts: hundreds of men and women who have resolved a drinking problem. Best-selling author Anne M. Fletcher asked them a simple question: how did you do it? The result: the first completely unbiased guide for problem drinkers, which shatters long-held assumptions about alcohol recovery.

Myth #1: AA is the only way to get sober.
Reality: More than half of the people Fletcher found recovered without AA.

Myth #2: You can't get sober on your own.
Reality: Many people got sober by themselves.

Myth #3: To get sober, you have to admit you're an alcoholic.
Reality: Many people -- even some with very serious drinking problems -- recovered without calling themselves alcoholics.

Myth # 4: One drink inevitably leads right back to the bottle.
Reality: A small number of people find they can have an occasional drink.

Myth #5: There's nothing you can do for someone with a drinking problem until he or she is ready.
Reality: Family and friends can make a big difference if they know how to help.

Weaving together the success stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research on the subject, Fletcher uncovers a simple truth: no single path to sobriety is right for every individual. There are many ways to get sober -- and stay sober.
The most comprehensive book on alcohol recovery available, SOBER FOR GOOD includes * motivational strategies from former problem drinkers * suggestions on what to do if you're not ready to quit * advice for family and friends of problem drinkers * a complete "Consumer Guide" to the many recovery options -- how to find what's right for you.
SOBER FOR GOOD is for anyone who has ever struggled not to drink, coped with someone who has a drinking problem, or secretly wondered, "Do I drink too much?"

An award-winning health and medical journalist, Anne M. Fletcher is the author of the best-selling THIN FOR LIFE and EATING THIN FOR LIFE. She is the former executive editor of the Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter and a former contributing editor to Prevention magazine.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
ISBN: 9780395912010
Characteristics: xxi, 324 pages ;,24 cm.


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