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Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind: The Nature of Craving and How to Control It Reprint Edition
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"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
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(The other writer I can't recommend highly enough on relapse prevention is Terence Gorski, but that's a subject for another review...)
I recommend this book to everyone I meet who has in interest in learning more about alcohol dependence, either for themselves or because they have alcohol-dependent people in their life who they want to understand better. So, we could probably ALL benefit from reading this...
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Book in good condition. Some parts are highlighted but doesn't interfere with me reading it. :)Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A bit too technical for the layman. Could have more details about what helps in getting the alcoholic to recovery.Published 6 months ago by Mina Barry
Excellent factual information by someone with medical credentials. Not the usual boilerplate 12-step BS.Published 7 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 14 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 20 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