Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems -- Advice from Those Who Have Succeeded

by Anne Fletcher

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?"

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780618219070
  • ISBN-10: 0618219072
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 04/17/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 36

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  • About the Book
    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?"

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