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Understanding the High-Functioning Alcoholic Breaking the Cycle and Finding Hope

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ISBN-10: 1442203900

ISBN-13: 9781442203907

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sarah Allen Benton

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List price: $25.00
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 222
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.09" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

SARAH ALLEN BENTON is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boston, where she is co-leader of an alcohol skills training program directed to help problem drinkers. She previously held several counselor positions at McLean Psychiatric Hospital, which is affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. In an earlier career, in journalism, Benton produced television segments for markets including the Disney Channel in California, a CBS affilate in Denver, and an NBC affiliate in Boston. Benton is herself a member of a 12-Step Program, and in her fourth year of recovery.

A Note from the Author
Preface
Acknowledgments
Active Alcoholism
Introduction: High-Functioning Alcoholics
In the Beginning: High-Functioning Alcoholics in High School
Freedom: High-Functioning Alcoholics in College
Adrift: High-Functioning Alcoholics as Emerging Adults
Falling Uphill: Professional, Intelligent, and Alcoholic
Attempts to Cure the Problem: Out of Control and Hitting Bottom
Recovery
A New Start: The Paths to Sobriety
Filling the Void: Spirituality, Religion, and the Bottle
Transformation: The Twelve Steps
The Challenge: Life in Recovery
Appendices
DSM-IV TR-Substance Dependence Diagnostic Criteria
DSM-IV TR-Substance Abuse Diagnostic Criteria
Alcohol Screening Test
Alcohol Recovery Programs Contact Information
Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous
"New Life" Acceptance Program of Women for Sobriety, Inc.-Thirteen Statements
Notes
Bibliography
Index