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Laurie Halse Anderson tackles alcoholism, PTSD in book

Laurie Halse Anderson is known for writing realistic books about controversial subjects for teens. Her book Speak, about the victim of rape, made waves when it was published 15 years ago and is considered one of the most important — and controversial — books for young readers.In her new novel, The Impossible Knife of Memory, which will be released Jan. 7 from Viking, main character Hayley must learn to adjust to high school while caring for her veteran father who suffers from alcoholism and post-traumatic stress disorder. Anderson, 51, of New York, has a father who is a veteran and she says the book is very personal.Take an exclusive look at the book jacket (click to expand), and read a Q...

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Interview: Ann Dowsett Johnston, Author Of 'Drink' : NPR

The Intimate Relationship Between Women and AlcoholCarrie Bradshaw and her rounds of cosmopolitans, Bridget Jones with her glasses of chardonnay, Chelsea Handler declaring her passion for vodka. In sitcoms, rom-coms and comedy shows, female boozers are the stuff of jokes. They suffer through hangovers, complain about their bar bills, promise to cut back and then cheerfully renege.But many women find that their drinking doesn't lead to laughter. In the U.S. and Western Europe, growing numbers of women struggle with alcoholism, in some places, women's rates of alcohol abuse have achieved parity with men's.Ann Dowsett Johnston, the author of the new book Drink, speaks with NPR's Rachel Martin...

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Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) Books, CFI Los Angeles, Center for Inquiry

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS) BooksEscape from Nicotine Country: How to Stop Smoking Painlessly...

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I Realized I m an Alcoholic and Quit, With Just One Book -

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Did Alcoholism Kill Joan Didion s Daughter?

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Helping & Coping with an Alcoholic Loved One

Alcoholism expert Kenneth Anderson provides six practical steps for helping a partner achieve control over the loved ones drinking behavior.Step One is to establish boundaries and use harm reduction practices for yourself and your children.Step Two is to recognize that harm is hierarchial.Step Three is to avoid unhelpful actions.Don...

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Six Powerful Books about Addiction and Recovery That Will Make You Feel Capable of Change – Electric Literature

Six Powerful Books about Addiction and Recovery That Will Make You Feel Capable of ChangeThe time I left our slanted rooftop apartment in San Francisco’s Castro district with its stained yellow tiles and foggy view of the city to ride in an ambulance to a psyche ward, I kicked meth for good. Twenty years later and still clean, I devour stories about addiction and redemption as hungrily as I once craved speed. Fiction and nonfiction stories about overcoming addiction and escaping death made me want to live in a way that no relentlessly optimistic self-help slogan could.Here are some books that will not only make you want to quit doing the thing that is killing you, but also offer an...

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Patrick Kennedy details curse of addiction in new book - NY Daily News

Ted Kennedy’s drinking was so out of control by 1991 that his children staged an intervention, a new book reveals.In “A Common Struggle: A Personal Journey Through the Past and Future of Mental Illness and Addiction,” Patrick J. Kennedy writes that the three grown kids tremulously bearded the Lion of the Senate in his den at home in McLean, Va.“We had our heads between our knees, almost, saying ‘Dad, we’re concerned, we’re worried about you, and we think you’re drinking too much.Actually, the senator was dry-eyed. And furious.“He took it the exact opposite way we had hoped,” his youngest son writes.“What he heard was that we were abandoning him when he felt most vulnerable to the world and...

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