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Beyond the influence : understanding and defeating alcoholism

Author: Katherine Ketcham; William F Asbury
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on the latest scientific research, this book explains the nature of the disease and reveals why some people drink addictively and others do not.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine Ketcham; William F Asbury
ISBN: 0553380141 9780553380149
OCLC Number: 42813050
Description: x, 357 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1. The problem. Still under the influence --
Alcohol: A "simple" chemical --
The drug called alcohol --
The addicted brain --
Alcoholism: the early and middle stages --
Late-stage alcoholism --
The social drinker, the problem drinker, and the drunk --
Part 2. The solution. Am I an alcoholic? --
Intervention --
Treatment --
Relapse prevention --
Psychological counseling --
The spiritual connection --
A diet for sobriety --
Alternative therapies: exercise, acupuncture, vitamins, herbs, and amino acids --
Part 3. The future. The booze merchants --
A river runs through us --
Walking the walk.
Responsibility: Katherine Ketcham and William F. Asbury, with Mel Schulstad and Arthur P. Ciaramicoli.
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Based on the latest scientific research, this book explains the nature of the disease and reveals why some people drink addictively and others do not.

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