Academic journal article et Cetera

Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice from Those Who Succeeded

Academic journal article et Cetera

Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice from Those Who Succeeded

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Anne M. Fletcher. Sober for Good: New Solutions for Drinking Problems - Advice From Those Who Succeeded. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.

Sober for Good, by the best-selling author and health journalist Anne M. Fletcher, is an important, myth-shattering work that details how hundreds of people took control of their drinking problems.

All of the people in the book did it in their own way. More than half of them did so without AA, many turned to lesser-known recovery groups for help, many quit entirely on their own, and some even have an occasional drink. Moreover, these sobriety success stories are consistent with the most current scientific literature on how people resolve alcohol problems.

Fletcher identifies many surprising common threads in the recovery stories that are described in her book and they shatter many of the myths surrounding alcohol treatment today. For example:

* You can get sober with or without AA.

* You don't have to admit you're an "alcoholic" to get sober. …

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