By Robert H. Perkinson
John Wiley & Sons, $53
Full of practical information on assessing, diagnosing and treating alcohol addiction, this book is an invaluable tool for mental health professionals who work with alcoholics. It also teaches how to use the 12-steps of AA for treating adult and adolescent alcoholics.
New Harbinger, $33
Based on extensive scientific literature supporting moderation as a resolution for drinking problems, this book will help non-alcoholic readers overcome their drinking problems. This workbook provides readers with definitive tools to help them discover whether they are a “problem drinker” or an alcoholic. By adopting goals specific to their needs, readers make a commitment, examine the negative effects of alcohol use, identify their own triggers, and learn to take control of their behaviour.
Take Control Of Your Drinking … And You May Not Need To Quit
By Michael S. Levy
John Hopkins University Press, $35
Alcohol problems are as varied as the people who struggle with them. In this book, Levy helps people take control of their alcohol problems by teaching them how to think about and address their drinking habits. This book empowers people to tackle their drinking problems without shame and gives them the freedom to do so in a way that fits with their own values and beliefs.