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This is possibly the most comprehensive book on alcohol and other drug addiction ever written. It is the first to explain how to identify the problem in the earliest stages, before tragedy occurs. Most readers cannot put the book down; they depict it as a ¡§page turner,¡¨ a description rarely used in regards to non-fiction work. You will discover:
(1) Alcoholism is a biological disorder, based in ancestry. It¡¦s inception has nothing to do with one¡¦s environment, circumstances or psychological type. These determine instead, the form that addiction takes. (2) Why the addict is incapable of self-diagnosis. AA¡¦s ¡§20 questions¡¨ for the addict are converted to 60+ questions for the observer/close person. These questions are largely behavioral. (3) Because no one can predict when or how destructive the behavior of a practicing addict may become, others need to disengage at the earliest possible moment. How to do so. (4) Addiction mimics virtually all the Personality Disorders and mental illnesses. Most diagnosed with these problems are, in fact, addicts. (5) Why pain from consequences is the only means by which to set the stage for intervention. The missing link in intervention. (6) Via numerous stories, that close persons are in a far better position to identify the problem than are therapists and doctors. (7) How to protect oneself, personally and professionally, from the financial and other problems that relationships with addicts create. (8) How the media misinforms keeping the public ignorant about addiction. Numerous news reports and movies are described. The greatest movies about alcoholism have rarely been identified as such. (9) The role of Psychological Type and Temperament in identifying and treating addiction. (10) How to recover from the ordeal of having been negatively affected by a alcohol or other drug addict.
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