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Sober-- and staying that way: the missing link in the cure for alcoholism

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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Language:
English
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Millions of people are alcoholics and countless more family members, friends, and loved ones are affected by this insidious disease.

As an eleven-year-old child in a family ravaged by alcoholism, Susan Powter was one of the youngest members of Alanon. In recent years she has had to confront this disease in herself. Her national prominence as a fitness expert and the author of "Stop the Insanity!" (twenty weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, including nine weeks at number one) made this all the more difficult and shameful for her. But with the same fierce determination that took her on a journey to understand and cure her own obesity, she set out to find the answers to her own alcoholism.

For almost forty years it has been known that alcoholism is a biochemical disease. In extreme exasperation, Powter asks the question, "Why have we just accepted the fact that there is no cure for alcoholism and that the only treatment available is through organizations like AA? Disease talk doesn't cure." Some experts say that Alcoholics Anonymous has a 7 to 12 percent recovery rate. Illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer

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