Sober for Good by Anne M. Fletcher

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Finally someone has gone straight to the real experts: hundreds of men and women who have resolved a drinking problem. The best-selling author Anne M. Fletcher asked them a simple question: how did you do it? The result is the first completely unbiased guide for problem drinkers, one that shatters long-held assumptions about alcohol recovery.

Myth: AA is the only way to get sober.
Reality: More than half the people Fletcher surveyed recovered without AA.

Myth: You can't get sober on your own.
Reality: Many people got sober by themselves.

Myth: One drink inevitably leads right back to the bottle.
Reality: A small number of people find they can have an occasional drink.

Myth: There's nothing you can do for someone with a drinking problem until he or she is ready.
Reality: Family and friends can make a big difference if they know how to help.

Weaving together the success stories of ordinary people and the latest scientific research on the subject, Fletcher uncovers a vital truth: no single path to sobriety is right for every individual. There are many ways to get sober - and stay sober. SOBER FOR GOOD is for anyone who has ever struggled not to drink, coped with someone who has a drinking problem, or secretly wondered, "Do I drink too much?"
 

About Anne M. Fletcher

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ANNE M. FLETCHER is a nationally known health and medical writer and the author of seven books, including the national bestsellers Thin for Life, Eating Thin for Life, and Sober for Good. Her articles have appeared in Vogue, Good Housekeeping, Redbook, Better Homes and Gardens, Readers Digest, and many other publications. Among her many prestigious awards, she has received numerous National Health Information Awards. She lives in Minnesota.
 
Published April 17, 2002 by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 364 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Unfortunately, Fletcher draws a fuzzy line between ""problem drinkers"" and ""alcoholics,"" a word she avoids because some find it ""pejorative."" Maintaining that the distress and dysfunction of most people with drinking problems is not as ""severe"" as that associated with a stereotypical drunk...

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