Pat Reihl was born in a time in history when there was a measure of peace, so her childhood should have been tranquil. This was far from the story. Then came the time when alcohol fixed it all. Not until recovery replaced addiction did life unfold. Today Pat continues a thirty-five-year professional career in addiction recovery, specializing in working with women and families. Pat has maintained a private practice, directed a women's halfway house for eighteen years and now assists women to reclaim their children from foster care. She has also served on advisory boards for two governors and was president of both a state and national association. This is Mrs. Reihl's first book
James Evans did his PhD at Oriel College, Oxford, following a first-class Masters in Historical Research. He has worked as a producer on various historical television documentaries, including Dan Cruickshank's 'Hidden Houses' (BBC2), Niall Ferguson's 'Western Civilisation' (C4), Griff Rhys Jones's 'Rivers' (BBC1) and Michael Wood's 'English Story' (BBC2), for which he also contributed to the accompanying book.