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Drink The Deadly Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett Johnston
  

Drink The Deadly Relationship Between Women and Alcohol

Lifestyle & Health   The Real World   

RRP £8.99

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A shockingly honest look at women, their relation to drink and the worrying increase of alcoholism among women. As a sufferer herself Ann Dowsett Johnston spares nothing in revealing the personal stories of women trapped by excessive drinking. She tries to understand why this is a growing problem and what can be done.

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Synopsis

Drink The Deadly Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett Johnston

The new face of risky drinking is female. The problem: a global epidemic of bingeing. The solution: a brave new approach to female recovery. This is my story, and it's particular. But I am not alone. Drinking problems challenge a growing number of women. The new reality: binge drinking is increasing among young adults - and women are largely responsible for this trend. Women's buying power has been growing for decades, and their decision-making authority has grown as well. The alcohol industry, well aware of this reality, is now battling for women's downtime - and their brand loyalty. Our relationship with alcohol is complex, and growing more so. This book will be essential reading for a huge number of women, a book that's breaks a major taboo. This will be a book for best friends to give one another, mothers to give daughters, sisters to give to each other - a book to read in hiding, when you know you're in trouble. This book will offer companionship for women of every age. It will answer a myriad tough questions. Intimate and startlingly honest, 'Drink' will be a book to change the lives of women of all ages - and those who love them. A book for anyone who thinks they have a problem, or knows someone who may have a problem, and wants to know more. Which means: just about everyone.

Reviews

'A wallop of a book ... full of riveting candour ... Johnston brings the weight of her journalism and academic experience to build a convincing case that women are increasingly succumbing to the dark side of alcohol'
Washington Post

'In this comprehensively researched and insightful book, Ann Dowsett Johnston chronicles her own destructive dance with alcohol, her recovery and explores disturbing trends in contemporary women's relationship to alcohol. A crucially important book for anyone interested in women's health and addiction issues.'
Susan Juby, author of 'Nice Recovery'

'Drink is a gift to women, to parents, and to all who want to understand the experience of alcoholism. The writing is gripping and vivid, the voice personal, the research exacting, the stories revealing if sometimes heartbreaking, the conclusions essential. A triumphant life, a triumphant book.' Gabor Mate M.D., author of In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction

'A game-changing look at one of our culture's hidden problems ... honest, brave and inspirational.' Margaret Trudeau, author of Changing My Mind

About the Author

Winner of five National Magazine Awards, a Southam Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy (2011), Ann Dowsett Johnston is a gifted writer, editor and public speaker. Most recently, as Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, she wrote a 11-part series on Women and Alcohol, appearing in 'The Toronto Star'. Ann grew up in northern Ontario, rural South Africa and Toronto. A graduate of Queen's University, she lives in Toronto.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st January 2015

Author

Ann Dowsett Johnston

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Publisher

Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Lifestyle & Health
The Real World

Coping with drug & alcohol abuse
Memoirs

ISBN

9780007503582

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