- Hardcover: 264 pages
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0801886678
- ISBN-13: 978-0801886676
- Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #805,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Taking a self-help approach, Levy... has produced a fine resource for those willing to take a look at their relationship with the bottle."(Paul Efthim, PhD New England Psychologist)
"As someone who has been in recovery for many years, i was skeptical of even the thought of trying to take control of my drinking. By using a couple of simple tests, Levy does a great job of walking you through the processes of analyzing whether you have a drinking problem... The book is an easy read and was an enjoyable and informative read for me. This is a great book for anyone in recovery or a person contemplating whether he or she has a drinking issue or not."(Smart Recovery News & Views)
"A tremendous resource for individuals who drink too much and have some negative effects from their drinking but who are not significantly alcohol dependent. Levy does an excellent job of helping readers determine if they have an alcohol problem and sets up very clear and simple steps to moderate drinking for those who are not better recommended to an abstinence lifestyle."(Andrew F. Angelino, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions)
About the Author
Michael S. Levy, Ph.D., is the director of Clinical Treatment Services at CAB Health & Recovery Services, Inc. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance and at Harvard Medical School, and he maintains a private practice in psychotherapy. He writes extensively on substance abuse and its treatment.
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Although most of the book focuses on options for self-treatment (which is successful more often than is commonly acknowledged), it also includes a nice summary of the major self-help groups. If you're only familiar with AA, you may be surprised to learn that there are a number of well-regarded alternatives.
Needless to say, if you have a severe problem with alcoholism, moderation is not likely to be right course. If, on the other hand, you worry about your problem drinking but want to explore techniques up to and including abstinence, this book is a great place to start.
provides a perspective that will allow doors to open that have previously
been slammed shut. To give the option and tools to practice moderation as
opposed to giving up alcohol entirely will encourage some to try change that normally wouldn't. The book doesn't avoid the issue that some must
It is a to the point, informative and easy read that allows people who are ready to jump right into the process.
This is a resource that should be in every health practioner's library.