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Alcoholism Myths and Realities
Alcoholism Myths and Realities

Alcoholism Myths and Realities

Removing the Stigma of Society's Most Destructive Disease


200 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

PDF, $7.99 (US $7.99) (CA $8.99)

Publication Date: January 2012

ISBN 9780967578873

Rights: WOR

Galt Publishing (Jan 2012)


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Redefining the reality of drug and alcohol abuse

More than 100 widespread myths about drug and alcohol abuse are enumerated and then dispelled in this book about the reality of addiction. Questions such as Does proper parenting and involvement prevent alcoholism? and Do alcoholics lack willpower? are addressed, and a myriad of addiction-related falsities that the general public and even medical professionals have considered true are identified and refuted. Specific attention is paid to defining and understanding alcohol addiction, including guidelines on identifying symptoms of alcoholism in social settings and detailed information on the biological difference between the disease in its early and late stages.


"Every policymaker in America needs to read your book exposing the myths of chemical addiction...Excellent book." —Congressman Jim Ramstad (MN), member, Ways and Means Committee and Health Subcommittee

"Read it and be prepared to change your thinking on this important topic." —Michael Shermer, publisher, Skeptic magazine; columnist, Scientific American; author, Why People Believe Weird Things

"Every person on the planet should read this book. ...offers hope that help and healing is possible." —Cynthianna Appel, Fearless Reviews

Author Biography

Doug Thorburn is the president of the PrevenTragedy Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing the tragic results of progressive alcoholism. He is the author of Drunks, Drugs, and Debits, Get Out of the Way!, and How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics. He lives in Northridge, California.