"The stories in Almost Alcoholic are so powerful. I just loved this book!"
--Jeanne Segal, PhD, psychologist and founder of HelpGuide.org
"Insightful and self-reflective, Almost Alcoholic provides readers with an important opportunity to look within and consider the nature of their own relationship with alcohol."
--Ryan M. Travia, M.Ed., Harvard University Health Services
"A stunning achievement. Almost Alcoholic shines light on behavior that has thus far largely escaped scrutiny--namely drinking that is definitely causing problems even though it doesn't rise to a diagnostic level--and not only helps individuals understand the costs of their drinking but goes further, offering practical advice and solutions for those so afflicted."
--J.Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Alliance and Children's Hospital Boston Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
"The Almost Effect Series of books captures the fundamentally human experiences and helps readers interpret what the symptoms might mean--both for themselves and others. The Almost Effect collection should be required reading for those interested in psychology and human behavior."
--Howard J. Shaffer, PhD, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Division on Addiction at the Cambridge Health Alliance, co-author: Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life
About the Author
A nationally recognized expert on alcoholism, Robert Doyle, MD, is a clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is on the medical staff at Harvard's prestigious teaching hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical psychologist Joseph Nowinski, PhD, was assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of California-San Francisco and associate adjunct professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. He is currently a columnist for the Huffington Post and works in private practice.