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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Her Best Kept Secret

Author: Gabrielle Glaser
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439184399
Format: PDF
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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.

Drink

Author: Ann Dowsett Johnston
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062241818
Format: PDF, ePub
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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, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Responsible Drinking

Author: Frederick Rotgers
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
ISBN: 9781572242944
Format: PDF
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This book offers a real alternative to the 32 million Americans who are problem drinkers. Based on extensive scientific literature supporting moderation as a resolution for drinking problems, Responsible Drinking is the only book with research-based techniques that will help non-alcoholic readers overcome their drinking problems. This revolutionary workbook by the leading voices of the Moderation Management treatment approach starts by providing readers with definitive tools to help them discover whether they are problem drinkers or alcoholics. Readers whose problems are less severe than alcohol dependence are then helped to make an informed decision about whether to pursue moderation or to turn to abstinence. For readers who identify themselves as problem drinkers, the workbook goes on to help them then learn to moderate their drinking and develop a healthier lifestyle. By adopting goals specific to their needs, readers make a commitment, examine the negative effects of alcohol use, identify their own triggers, and learn to take control of their behavior. Inspirational words of more than fifty individuals who have faced and overcome the same problems offer guidance and support. Resources are also provided to help any reader who chooses to pursue abstinence as an objective at any stage of the program. This book has been awarded The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Self-Help Seal of Merit -- an award bestowed on outstanding self-help books that are consistent with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) principles and that incorporate scientifically tested strategies for overcoming mental health difficulties. Used alone or in conjunction with therapy, our books offer powerful tools readers can use to jump-start changes in their lives.

Can I Keep Drinking

Author: Cyndi Turner
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1630479918
Format: PDF, 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.

7 Weeks to Safe Social Drinking

Author: Donna J. Cornett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780976372004
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

Author: Lawrence Peltz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309189
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Introduces the practice of mindfulness while explaining how it can offer beneficial approaches to addiction recovery, drawing on the author's expertise as an addiction psychiatrist to outline mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques while sharing illustrative patient stories. Original.

Goodbye Hangovers Hello Life

Author: Jean Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Barricade Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781569802489
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Alcoholism is an epidemic among women. The disease has already claimed millions of victims, and studies show that one in every ten who begin to drink will eventually become an alcoholic. To help combat this problem, Dr. Jean Kirkpatrick founded the first national program of recovery from alcoholism exclusively for women. Through Women For Sobriety's 'New Life' program, thousands of women have overcome their dependence on alcohol and returned to full and productive lives. Goodbye Hangovers, Hello Life was the first book on recovery specifically for women.