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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Successor, 10 May 2005
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This review is from: Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism (Paperback)
The original book published in the 80's called Under the Influence was a classic study of the neurological disease of alcoholism. The sequel, written two decades later, is even more comprehensive, given that a large amount of research has been done between the two books having been published. The new book uses a different writing team, although Katherine Ketcham is still listed as one of the main authors.
What is different between the two books is the attitude towards AA. The first book acknowledged the fellowship, but it came in for some criticism for the wording of some of its steps, and also the widespread use of caffeine and biscuits at AA meetings. That criticism has completely gone from the new book. Although the importance of diet is still stressed, AA plays a much more central part in the suggested recovery programme than it did twenty years ago.
This is definitely the best book available on the market for a comprehensive description of alcoholism, the alcoholic and how to stop drinking.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 16 May 2006
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This book has helped begin to transform me and my partners lives. The factual, no-nonsense approach to explaining this disease made it accessable to both of us. This book should help anyone who is expereincing alcoholism in their lives
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 8 Nov. 2014
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Understanding alcohol in a whole different way
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Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism by William Asbury (Paperback - 27 April 2000)
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