Ten of millions Americans suffer from alcoholism, yet most people still wrongly believe that alcoholism is a psychological or moral problem, and that it can be cured by psychotherapy or sheer will power. Based on groundbreaking scientific research, Under The Influence examine the physical factors that set alcoholics and non-alcoholics apart, and suggests a bold, stigma-free way of understanding and treating the alcoholic.
How to tell if someone you know is an alcoholic.
The progressive stages of alcoholism.
How to get an alcoholic into treatment -- and how to choose a treatment program.
Why frequently prescribed drugs can be dangerous -- even fatal -- for alcoholics.
How to ensure a lasting recovery.
About Katherine Ketcham
Katherine Ketcham is the author of nine nonfiction books, including five on alcoholism. William Asbury, former Editor-In-Chief of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, writes and lectures frequently on the nation's alcohol problems. Mel Schulstad is former president and co-founder of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli is director and chief psychologist of the Alternative Therapy Center of the Metrowest Medical Wellness Center in Natick, Massachusetts and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School.