A Seminal Study on Alcoholism and Addiction.
The author is driven to understand alcoholism and draws out a complicated portrait of the various aspects of addiction by interviewing and following the progress of alcoholics. Areas that are studied are early warning signs and symptoms of the pre-alcoholic, the prodromal phase, and the chronic phase. The medical, psychological, and sociological areas of alcoholism are visited through the experts: Jellinik, Yale University and Canada's Alcoholism Research Foundation, to wrestle with the disease aspect, the power of choice, and are personality disorders the underlying issues?
An excellent resource to understand alcoholism for the alcoholic, the alcoholic's family, and Drug and Alcohol counselors and the medical community. The solution to alcoholism and success rate is explored in the final chapters by revealing the effects of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon.