Her Best Kept Secret

Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184380
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Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.

Her Best Kept Secret

Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184402
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“Glaser has written an engaging account of women and drink, citing fascinating studies about modern stressors…and evidence that some problem drinkers can learn moderation….Bound to stir controversy” (People). In Her Best-Kept Secret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers a hidden-in-plain-sight drinking epidemic. Using “investigative rigor and thoughtful analysis” (The Boston Globe), Glaser is the first to document that American women are drinking more often than ever and in ever-larger quantities in this “substantial book, interested in hard facts and nuance rather than hand-wringing” (The New York Times Book Review). She shows that contrary to the impression offered on reality TV, young women alone aren’t driving these statistics—their moms and grandmothers are, too. But Glaser doesn’t wag a finger. Instead, in a funny and tender voice, Glaser looks at the roots of the problem, explores the strange history of women and alcohol in America, drills into the emerging and counterintuitive science about that relationship, and asks: Are women getting the help they need? Is it possible to return from beyond the sipping point and develop a healthy relationship with the bottle? Glaser reveals that, for many women, joining Alcoholics Anonymous is not the answer—it is part of the problem. She shows that as scientists and health professionals learn more about women’s particular reactions to alcohol, they are coming up with new and more effective approaches to excessive drinking. In that sense, Glaser offers modern solutions to a very modern problem.

Drink

Author: Ann Dowsett Johnston
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062241818
Format: PDF
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In Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, award-winning journalist Anne Dowsett Johnston combines in-depth research with her own personal story of recovery, and delivers a groundbreaking examination of a shocking yet little recognized epidemic threatening society today: the precipitous rise in risky drinking among women and girls. With the feminist revolution, women have closed the gender gap in their professional and educational lives. They have also achieved equality with men in more troubling areas as well. In the U.S. alone, the rates of alcohol abuse among women have skyrocketed in the past decade. DUIs, “drunkorexia” (choosing to limit eating to consume greater quantities of alcohol), and health problems connected to drinking are all rising—a problem exacerbated by the alcohol industry itself. Battling for women’s dollars and leisure time, corporations have developed marketing strategies and products targeted exclusively to women. Equally alarming is a recent CDC report showing a sharp rise in binge drinking, putting women and girls at further risk. As she brilliantly weaves in-depth research, interviews with leading researchers, and the moving story of her own struggle with alcohol abuse, Johnston illuminates this startling epidemic, dissecting the psychological, social, and industry factors that have contributed to its rise, and exploring its long-lasting impact on our society and individual lives.

The Nose

Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780671038649
Format: PDF, Docs
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Charts the significance and impact of the human nose across different cultures throughout history, identifying its place in anthropology, art, health, sex, science, and other fields while considering its role in big business, from plastic surgery to allergies. Reprint.

Her Best Kept Secret

Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184399
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.

Can I Keep Drinking

Author: Cyndi Turner
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630479918
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Only about 6 percent of the population that are alcoholic need to quit drinking completely in their recovery process, yet nearly 90 percent of treatment programs and substance abuse treatment practitioners require total abstinence from alcohol. Cynthia Turner is not one of them. In Can I Keep Drinking? she provides you with easy-to-follow tools, checklists, and quizzes to help you answer the question “Can I keep drinking?” and figure out a way to have a healthier relationship with alcohol.

Eating Drinking Overthinking

Author: Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1466851287
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From the author of Women Who Think Too Much, a groundbreaking book that uncovers a hidden source of depression in women today Depression is a common and debilitating problem among women, though it rarely occurs in a vaccum. As Susan Nolen-Hoeksema's original research shows, overthinking—a tendency to ruminate on problems rather than to seek solutions—often co-exists with unhealthy eating habits and/or heavy drinking. In fact, 80 percent of women who report suffering from one of those also suffer from another. This groundbreaking book, written in a vivid narrative style that captures the complexities of women's lives today, explains how the three core problems of the Toxic Triangle reinforce one another, wreaking havoc on women's emotional well-being, physical health, relationships, and careers. Escape is possible, Nolen-Hoeksema assures us, for those who are already aware that they suffer from a serious problem as well as for the hundreds of thousands of others who have not yet examined the role that bingeing and purging—on negative thoughts, food, or alcohol—plays in their lives. Nolen-Hoeksema shows women how to harness their emotional and interpersonal strengths to overcome the stress caused by a destructive relationship with food, alcohol, and overthinking so that they can fashion effective, healthier strategies for living the life they deserve.

Becoming The Drunk Mom

Author: Amy Wright
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1365491897
Format: PDF
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Moms aren't supposed to swear like truckers or talk about how hard day to day life as a parent is... Or that maybe sometimes (only every once in awhile?) their kids are, in fact, assholes. But The Drunk Mom does. Read Amy's story of teen pregnancy, abuse, depression and learning to live a perfectly imperfect life that she's built a following around. A story of imperfection, chasing dreams and giving zero f*cks.

Happy Hours

Author: Devon Jersild
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061853186
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Did You Know Female alcoholics are twice as likely to die as male alcoholics in the same age group Women metabolize alcohol differently from men, more quickly developing such physical complications as liver disease, high blood pressure, and hepatitis. A female alcoholic is more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, which may not go away even if she stops drinking. An astonishing four million women in the U.S. meet the diagnostic criteria for abuse or dependence. When a woman drinks, she is five times more likely to be raped. These are just a few of the alarming facts you will learn from this book -- facts every woman needs to know. Mixing cutting-edge research with affecting stories of women who struggle with alcohol problems, Happy Hours challenges our assumptions and expands our awareness of the role alcohol plays in women's lives.

7 Weeks to Safe Social Drinking

Author: Donna J. Cornett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780976372004
Format: PDF, ePub
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Based on the revolutionary Drink/Link Moderate Drinking Program, this book teaches drinkers to modify their drinking habits, reduce alcohol consumption and prevent alcoholism on their own at home - no meetings, belief in a higher power or profess- ional help are required! First, you learn five safe-drinking guidelines, then each week you learn clinically- proven behavioral, cognitive, motivational and lifestyle strategies and technqiues to stay within those guidelines. Beating alcohol craving, pacing your drinking, mastering the art of social drinking and learning from drinking "mistakes" are all covered. 7 Weeks to Safe Social Drinking is a breakthrough for drinkers, alcohol abuse and healthcare professionals and an attractive early treatment program to prevent alcohol abuse.