|In this collection of inspirational stories from all walks of life, the silence shrouding the disease of alcoholism is broken. Filled with unforgettable and informative true accounts by the victims of alcoholism, their families, and friends, each tale is written with remarkable candour about how this disease affects everyone -- and t just the alcoholic -- at every level of society, from the first drink through the challenges of achieving a lasting recovery. With a comprehensive resources section for those seeking current information on treatment and recovery, this is a heartfelt, emotional, and informative volume that affirms the strength of the human spirit.|
|Author(s)||Joseph A. Califano, The Healing Project|
|Date of Publication||01/04/2008|
|Place of Publication||Brooklyn, NY|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Author Biography||The Healing Project is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2005, dedicated to creating a community of support for those challenged with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Their previous books are Voices of Alzheimer's, Voices of Breast Cancer, and Voices of Lung Cancer. Joseph A. Califano Jr. is the chairman and president of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He is the author of High Society. He lives in New York City. Charles Beem is the executive director of Adult Services of Caron, a nationally recognized not-for-profit chemical dependency treatment organization. He lives in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.|
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