Alcoholism

Top Alcohol Abuse Books

Intervention, How to Help Someone Who Doesn’t Want Help: A Step-by-Step Guide for Families and Friends of Chemically Dependent Persons

Vernon E. Johnson

Recommended for Families

Summary
Family members, friends, and co-workers of a chemically dependent person can do something about the situation, according to Vernon E. Johnson. They can intervene by getting together and presenting reality in a receivable way to the dependent person.

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family

Nikki Babbit Linda Lamb (Editor)

Recommended for Families

Summary
Offers parents, professionals, & family members information on how to spot the signs of abuse in a teenager, overcome family confusion, denial, & excuses, find allies in the community, and select treatment facilities.

Stop the Chaos: How to Get Control of Your Life by Beating Booze and Drugs

Alls en A. Tighe L. K. Hanson (Illustrator)

Recommended for General

Summary
It was a book for both me as an alcoholic and addict and my family.

The Addiction Workbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Drugs

Patrick Fanning With John T. O’Neill

Recommended for General

Summary
A step-by-step guide to quitting alcohol & drugs–simple, concise directions for determining if you have a problem, preparing to quit, getting help and support, quitting and preventing relapse.

Choices and Consequences; What to Do when a Teenager Uses Alcohol/Drugs

Dick Schaefer Pamela Espeland (Editor)

Recommended for Parents

Summary
Gives parents, teachers, and other concerned adults the tools to recognize and understand all levels of teenage alcohol or other drug use, and shows them how to use intervention to break through a teenager’s resistance and denial.

Parenting for Prevention: How to Raise a Child to Say No to Alcohol and Other Drugs

David J. Wilmes Cyril A. Reilly (Editor)

Recommended for Parents

Summary
Parents and other concerned adults who read this book thoughtfully and follow its recommendations will have new insights into a whole host of everyday parenting problems as well as practical skills for handling them.

Freeing Someone You Love from Alcohol and Other Drugs: A Step-by-Step Plan Starting Today!

Ronald L. Rogers Chandler S. McMillan

Recommended for Families

Summary
This pivotal handbook is geared to the families and loved ones of the alcoholic or drug abuser.

Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (Basics)

Linda A. Dimeff G. Alan Marlatt John S. Baer Daniel R. Kivlahan

Recommended for Professionals

Summary
This instructive manual presents a pragmatic and clinically proven approach to the prevention and treatment of undergraduate alcohol abuse.

Alcohol and the Family : Research and Clinical Perspectives

R. Lorraine Collins (Editor) John S. Searles (Editor) Kenneth E. Leonard (Editor) Foreword by Edward Kaufman

Recommended for Professionals

Summary
This volume addresses three “aspects of the relationship of the familyto alcoholism and alcohol-related behaviors: genetics, family processes, and family-oriented treatment.” This book will serve as a valuable resource for both researchers and clinicians.

Women and Alcohol: A Private Pleasure or a Public Problem?

Elizabeth Ettorre

Recommended for Families & Professionals

 

 

Getting Them Sober: You Can Help

Toby Rice Drews

Recommended for Families

Summary
“While the alcoholic lies passed out, anesthetized, the family goes through the years of his drinking – stark, raving sober. Their world is like no sane family’s world.

Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism

Katherine Ketcham With Arthur P. Ciaramicoli William F. Asbury

Recommended for General

Summary
They explain in exhaustive detail the effects of “the drug alcohol” on the human body and brain in both alcoholics and nonalcoholics.

Alcohol Abuse: Straight Talk, Straight Answers

Pippa Sales

Recommended for General

Summary
It is written for those who have a dependency on alcohol, or who live with, work with, or are a friend to someone who is dependent on alcohol.

Alcohol 101: An Overview for Teens

Margaret O. Hyde John F. Setaro

Recommended for Teens

Summary
Discusses alcohol use in the United States, including the physical effects, the origin of the drinking age, societal mixed messages, and the sociological impacts.

The Alcoholic Family in Recovery: A Developmental Model

Stephanie Brown Virginia Lewis

Recommended for Families & Professionals

Summary
Explores the process of recovery as it affects the entire family, presenting an innovative model for understanding and treating families in recovery.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Guide for Families and Communities

Ann Streissguth Foreword by Godfrey P. Oakley Foreword by Kenneth R. Warren

Recommended for Families & Professionals

Summary
A completely preventable disability, FAS still changes the life course of thousands of babies each year.

Buzzed: The Straight Dope About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Cynthia Kuhn Scott Swartzwelder Wilkie Wilson

Recommended for General & Families

Summary
The essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. Scientifically accurate and easy to read, this no-nonsense handbook gives the most balanced, objective information available on the most often used and abused drugs, from alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine to heroin, ecstasy, and special-K.

Recovery Options the Complete Guide: How You and Your Loved Ones Can Understand and Treat Alcohol and Other Drug Problems

Joseph Volpicelli Maia Szalavitz

Recommended for Recovering People and Families

Summary
Until now, there were no resources people with substance problems and their loved ones could turn to for information on the whole range of options and for expert guidance on choosing the treatment options that are most likely to work for them.

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