Books on alcoholism

12 Books You Can Read in a Day to Complete Your Goodreads Goal, The Weekly Standard

While you sift through all the end of the year Best Books/Movies/Moments lists, they can present a daunting task. You had high ambitions about how much reading you would get done throughout the year and set an over optimistic Goodreads challenge. Now you have mere days to meet a yearlong goal, and some of these tomes are lengthy. Forget those lists. Instead close the gap any of these dozen titles, all of which can be read (or listened to) in a day. This is a list without the usual suspects, classics like Virginia Woolf or Hemingway or Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or The Awakening or any other high school AP reading list specials (all of which are around 6 hours). Ranked from longest to shortest...

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Drinking: A Love Story" (A Love Story)

About 5 minutes before Jane's birthday party on Friday, I got an email from my mom with the subject line "___ back in rehab." ___ is of course an unnamed family member who has been in 3 rehabs in the past 6 months, struggling with an addiction to alcohol and the pain pill Oxycodone, aka "hillbilly heroin." This time, as my family member was planning to cause harm to himself, he was committed to the pscyh ward. And while ___ knows that I am a recovering addict, he doesn't seem to really believe that I struggled to quit drinking and using drugs. In fact, he seems to feel opressed by his perception that I just stopped one day and never had another drink. I did stop one day -- January 6, 2009,...

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Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book - AddictionCenter

What Is the Big Book Commonly referred to as the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered from Alcoholism is the primary basis for Alcoholics Anonymous, or AA. Originally published in 1939 by author and AA co-founder William G. Wilson (Bill W.), the Big Book earned this nickname because the pages of the first edition were exceptionally thick. The Big Book is one of the best-selling books of all time, with over 30 million copies in print. The Big Book has been honored as one of the most important American books by Time Magazine and the Library of Congress. The Big Book provides background on the history of AA, including the founders,...

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Can a recovering alcoholic be a great dad? The answer is ‘Yes’ - NY Daily News

He calls himself Michael Graubart, which is not his real name. He uses that name because he is a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous and does not want to break his anonymity. He's just published a book titled “Sober Dad: The Manual for Perfectly Imperfect Parenting,” with Hazelden, a leading publisher of recovery books. The book is already #1 on Amazon’s New Releases list for books on Alcoholism and Recovery, and #2 on the New Releases list for parenting. "Parenting books are mostly written by and for people who had happy childhoods and just want to get some new ideas about parenting," Graubart says. "But what about the rest of us? People who grew up in insane, alcoholic, drug-addicted, or...

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My New Book on Alcoholism is Released

I’m very happy and excited to announce that I have just published a new book called Get Sober Stay Sober: The Truth About Alcoholism. I’ve been working on this book for a very long time, about three years from start to actually being on the shelf date, so it is exhilarating to finally see it come to fruition. Although I have a variety of different publications, this is the most meaningful and important piece of work I’ve ever created. As a recovered alcoholic and drug addict with 21 years of uninterrupted sobriety, this book is part autobiography and part self-help, which means it is an issue that is deeply personal for me. With brutal honesty and candor I have literally...

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10 Books to Explain Substance Abuse to Children, ESME

10 Books to Explain Substance Abuse to Children For the nearly 30 million children growing up in a household where a parent is struggling with substance abuse, there are many challenges. Worrisome statistics make clear that failure to respond to substance abuse puts children at greater risk for future problems with substance abuse. More specifically, children who live in a house where substance abuse is a problem are four times as likely to abuse drugs or alcohol as are their peers for whom substance abuse is not an issue. Moreover, children who are exposed to parental substance abuse are more likely to witness domestic violence and are also more likely to enter into relationships with...

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Top 10 Novels With Alcoholic Main Characters

Confession time: I have a serious book-buying problem. It’s never come with the consequences or soul-shattering fallout that my drinking problem did, but it’s three times older than my battle with the bottle. My shelves are crowded with more books that I’ll ever read in my lifetime: hundreds of paperbacks, autographed editions, gently read classics, high-minded sci-fi, low-brow trash, biographies, short story collections, anthologies and every single James Bond novel ever published. Whenever I move, my boxes of books are the real back-breakers. Still, I keep collecting. I have zero control when I’m let loose in a used bookstore. I once made the mistake of wandering around Powell’s in...

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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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