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"An outstanding effort filled with important information for those who treat alcoholics, live with alcoholics, or who are alcoholics.... A significant contribution to the field, and all who deal with alcoholics would benefit from reading it."--Science Books and Films
"A thoroughly readable and rich introduction to...the process of recovery from alcoholism."--New England Journal of Medicine
"Ludwig offers a unique integrative perspective which encompasses the clinical wisdom accrued through twenty-five years of experience as an alcoholism researcher and therapist....The book serves as an excellent primer for clinicians and recovering persons on a practical and multiperspective approach to alcoholism treatment."--Contemporary Psychology
"An exciting contribution to the growing self-help literature in the addictions field....Dr. Ludwig has long enjoyed an excellent reputation both as a researcher and clinician in the field of alcohol studies. This book will strengthen that reputation. It will also save lives."--G. Alan Marlatt, University of Washington
"Perhaps the best book on the subject I have read for a long time."--Donald W. Goodwin, M.D., University of Kansas
"Solid, informative, imaginative, and elegantly written."--Harold Kalant, M.D., University of Toronto
`The sifted and assimilated result of years of thoughtful observation by a kind and sensitive clinician."--Margaret Bean-Bayog, M.D., Harvard Medical School
"An excellent little book--highly informative, full of challenging and stimulating ideas, and teeming with shrewd clinical insights."--British Journal of Psychiatry
"Useful for physicians who wish to understand alcoholism and the recovery process, and to gain anecdotal evidence of this process, which is presented by using the words of recovering alcoholics....Can be of great value to those many physicians faced with individual patients who are drinking too much." --New York State Journal of Medicine
"A rich and interesting book filled with references to research, self-reports by alcoholics, and fictional allusion to the thought-processes of the alcoholic... Ludwig does not proselytize about any one approach and he offers a hearty notes/bibliography section for those who wish to find out more about technical aspects of alcoholism and treatment." --KLIATT Young Adult Paperback Book Guide
Arnold Ludwig, M.D. is E. A. Edwards Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is on the editorial board of The American Journal of Psychotherapy and has written five other books and over one hundred articles.
A bit too technical for the layman. Could have more details about what helps in getting the alcoholic to recovery.Published 21 days ago by Mina Barry
Excellent factual information by someone with medical credentials. Not the usual boilerplate 12-step BS.Published 2 months ago by StoneTrouble
Written by a doctor, this book tells you what to expect in recovery from substance addiction. Addiction is very difficult to over come. Good intentions are not enough. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Island Man
I bought this book to help me understand and be supportive to a family member. It isn't what I hoped for. It is not a bad book. It just wasn't good for me.Published 14 months ago by Karen W.
Not easy to read and not really applicable. There are other books that are more helpful and useful to persons with addiction.Published on May 16, 2013 by DONNA I. CARR
Product good, but this was a gift and there was not a gift card attached, recipient had no idea who sent it...thanks :/Published on March 4, 2013 by Angela Handrahan
I bought this for a loved one, and it seems to be a good buy. For someone who has gone through the steps and isn't a stranger to the topic, this provides some interesting reading. Read morePublished on January 20, 2013 by Megan