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- DescriptionThis invaluable work will contribute much to the battle against our number one disease. --from the Foreword by George McGovern, former senator and author of <b>Terry: My Daughter's Life-and-Death Struggle with Alcoholism</b> Alcoholism is a disease. It's time we started treating it like one. Science has offered undisputed proof that alcoholism is a disease rather than a weakness of character, yet millions of alcoholics continue to suffer due to inappropriate treatment. Now the co-author of the modern classic <b>Under the Influence</b> has teamed up with prominent alcoholism experts to provide new answers to this national epidemic. Based on the latest scientific research, <b>Beyond the Influence</b> clearly explains the neurological nature of the disease and reveals why some people drink addictively and others do t. It also spells out what needs to be done to treat alcoholism, including: Steps to take for an intervention How to find the right treatment program Which psychological approaches work best Why spirituality is essential to recovery New insights into relapse prevention What you should kw about diet, exercise, and ntraditional treatments such as acupunctureProvocative and eye-opening, compelling and compassionate, <b>Beyond the Influence</b> is t only a message of hope for alcoholics--it is a blueprint for saving lives. BEYOND THE INFLUENCE explains that alcoholism is a disease of the body, t a weakness of character. Drawing on the latest scientific studies, the authors present new research on the central role of genetics and neurotransmitters in addiction. Continuing where the prior book left off, it also includes: Steps for diagsis and intervention, plus ways to prevent relapsesVarious treatment models, including inpatient and out-patient programs and a review of new drug treatmentsThe most effective types of psychological counselingThe critical role of nutritionNon-traditional healing methods for recoveryThe importance of a spiritual component to recovery The authors also critique our nation's alcoholism policies, including education and prevention programs, efforts to curtail college bingeing and underage drinking, and the advertising and marketing strategies of the alcohol industry.
- Author BiographyKatherine Ketcham is the author of nine nonfiction books, including five on alcoholism. William Asbury, former Editor-In-Chief of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, writes and lectures frequently on the nation's alcohol problems. Mel Schulstad is former president and co-founder of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli is director and chief psychologist of the Alternative Therapy Center of the Metrowest Medical Wellness Center in Natick, Massachusetts and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
- Author(s)Katherine Ketcham,William Asbury
- PublisherBantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
- Date of Publication01/06/2000
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
- Weight408 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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