Cool, Hip & Sober: 88 Ways to Beat Booze and Drugs
Macmillan, Dec 5, 2003 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
In a refreshingly clear-headed and informed approach to addiction, noted writer and radio host Bill Manville sums up what he's learned in more than forty years of research . . . twenty as a demon-driven drunk and twenty in recovery.
From his popular show "Addictions and Answers," broadcast from KVML in Sonora, California, Manville has compiled a list of 88 questions and answers from, as he says, "a ton of plain and fancy drunks and dopers and their friends and families." As well, he offers valuable advice and information from his guests: noted psychiatrists, psychologists, rehab counselors, MDs, academics, and more.
Here, in first-person detail, are responses to the issues faced by alcoholics, addicts, and their loved ones, such as:
· How to intervene with a substance-abusing friend
· How alcoholics can protect themselves from relapses
· Evaluating therapies, both individual and group
· How alcohol affects sex
· Definitions of "social drinker," "heavy drinker," and alcoholic
· The many faces of denial
· Is alcoholism inherited?
· How to choose the right rehab
· Is there an addictive personality?
· What role does spirituality play in recovery?
A brave and transformational look at the treatment of chemical dependency, Cool, Hip, and Sober is a captivating, insightful and essential handbook for overcoming denial and achieving a peaceful, long-term recovery.
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48 Disease or Character Defect?
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50 A Wifes Denial
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10 Maintenance Drinking
11 Im Not An Alcoholic Merely a Heavy Drinker
12 Define A Social Drinker
13 In Vino Veritas?
14 Am I an AlcoholicAddict? Revisited
15 Why Cant I Hold It Anymore?
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17 Mixing Pills and Booze
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21 Oh My God My Kids Smoking Pot
22 Bill My Mothers Turning into a Lush
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25 My Doctor Is No Help
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26 Rehab vs Cold Turkey?
27 You Got Any Proof Rehabs Work?
28 I Never Got Laid Sober in My Life
29 Bill You Never Said What Rehabs Cost
30 How Do I Choose the Right Rehab?
31 Sponsor? Who Needs a Shoulder to Cry On?
32 This Sense of Impending Doom
33 SelfEsteem vs SelfInflated Grandiosity
34 Why Is Crack So Hard to Kick?
35 Crossing the Line
36 Right and Wrong Way to Do an Intervention
37 Psychiatry Takes a Drunk and Turns Him into a Basket Case
39 PostTraumatic Stress and Relapse
40 Booze and Incest
41 The Higher Power Business Puts Me Off
42 The Higher Power Relationship Works for Me
43 Dry Drunks and Stinking Thinking
52 Am I an Alcoholic? An Unscientific Test
53 Keep Booze in the House?
54 How Does Addiction Arrest Emotional Development?
55 The Geographical Cure
56 Why Cant I Drink? Im Addicted to Pot Not Beer
57 You Wouldnt Be So Hot to Take My Inventory If You Were Happy with Your Own
Breaking Anonymity 15
59 My Father Cant Sleep Without a Drink
60 Is There an Addictive Personality?
61 Am I an Enabler?
62 Can the New Drugs Help?
63 ThreeTime Loser 211
64 My Brothers Wife Is Drinking
65 How Can One Cold Beer on a Hot Day Hurt?
67 Too Gay for AA?
68 You Against Womens AA Groups Too?
69 Are We Ever Cured?
70 Does Antabuse Work?
71 Overwhelming Feelings
Twelfth Step Call
73 Drinking and Insomnia
A New Identity
75 Prozac and Alcoholic Relapse
76 My Last Drink
77 Rewin Her Trust?
78 AA Is Boring
80 Drink Like a Gent Again?
81 God in a Bottle?
82 Help The Bosss Wife Put Sherry in the Black Bean Soup
83 Problems of SelfEsteem Who Should a Recovering Drunk Marry?
84 Problems of SelfEsteem Part
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Cool, Hip & Sober: 88 Ways to Beat Booze and Drugs
William Henry Manville,Bill Manville
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