Alcoholism Myths and Realities: Removing the Stigma of Society's Most Destructive Disease

Alcoholism Myths and Realities: Removing the Stigma of Society's Most Destructive Disease

by Doug Thorburn
     
 

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More than 100 widespread myths about drug and alcohol abuse are enumerated and then dispelled in this book about the reality of addiction. Questions such as Does proper parenting and involvement prevent alcoholism? and Do alcoholics lack willpower? are addressed, and a myriad of addiction-related falsities that the general public and

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More than 100 widespread myths about drug and alcohol abuse are enumerated and then dispelled in this book about the reality of addiction. Questions such as Does proper parenting and involvement prevent alcoholism? and Do alcoholics lack willpower? are addressed, and a myriad of addiction-related falsities that the general public and even medical professionals have considered true are identified and refuted. Specific attention is paid to defining and understanding alcohol addiction, including guidelines on identifying symptoms of alcoholism in social settings and detailed information on the biological difference between the disease in its early and late stages.

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"Every policymaker in America needs to read your book exposing the myths of chemical addiction...Excellent book." —Congressman Jim Ramstad (MN), member, Ways and Means Committee and Health Subcommittee

"Read it and be prepared to change your thinking on this important topic." —Michael Shermer, publisher, Skeptic magazine; columnist, Scientific American; author, Why People Believe Weird Things

"Every person on the planet should read this book. ...offers hope that help and healing is possible." —Cynthianna Appel, Fearless Reviews

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"Every person on the planet should read this book. ..offers hope that help and healing is possible."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967578828
Publisher:
Galt Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Jim Ramstad
"Every policymaker in America needs to read your book exposing the myths of chemical addiction...Hopefully, your book will help educate those who write the laws so we, as a nation, can do what works-prevention and treatment!...Excellent book."
(MN), member, Ways and Means Committee and Health Subcommittee
Michael Shermer
"Read it and be prepared to change your thinking on this important topic. When enough of us understand what is really going on with alcoholism, society can make the shift from treatment to prevention and early intervention."
publisher, Skeptic magazine; columnist, Scientific American; author, Why People Believe Weird Things

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