‘A very practical and forthright book.’
Professor Anthony Clare
The abuse of alcohol and alcoholism are among the most corrosive and devastating features of modern societies. The incidence of broken lives and shattered families caused directly by alcohol addiction is now widely recognised. However, as the widespread nature of alcoholism is acknowledged, so too are the significant advances in its treatment.
Under the Weather sets out all the basic facts on alcoholism and alcohol abuse in an accessible yet comprehensive manner. It combines a popular approach with one that is scientifically and medically reliable. Above all this new and updated edition of a well-established and popular book offers hope and encouragement by emphasising the high recovery rates for those who are prepared to assume responsibility for their own recovery and co-operate with properly mounted and comprehensive treatment programmes.
Family and friends concerned about the effect of abnormal drinking will also find it an invaluable source of information and support.
‘Few authors can write with such experiences and understanding … warmly recommended to a wide readership.’
Dr Bruce Ritson
‘Of the many books written in recent years about alcoholism and problem drinkers this one is outstanding.’
Dr Max Glatt
Under the Weather: Table of ContentsIntroduction
Alcoholism — A DiseaseAlcoholism — Many CausesSigns, Symptoms and Cross AddictionFrom Compulsion to RecoveryPhysical and Psychiatric ComplicationsMental Mechanism and MedicationOverall Treatment PlanRelapseThe YoungWomenA Family IllnessPreventionAppendix A: The Definition of Alcoholism
Appendix B: Treatment
Appendix C: Questionnaires
Appendix D: Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Alateen
Appendix E: Help and Advice