Drinking

Drinking

Drinking

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Many of them, like Caroline Knapp, started in their early teens and began to use alcohol as "liquid armor," a way to protect themselves against the difficult realities of life. In this extraordinarily candid and revealing memoir, Knapp offers important insights not only about alcoholism, but about life itself and how we learn to cope with it. It was love at first sight. The beads of moisture on a chilled bottle. The way the glasses clinked and the conversation flowed. Then it became obsession. The way she hid her bottles behind her lover's refrigerator. The way she slipped from the dinner table to the bathroom, from work to the bar. And then, like so many love stories, it fell apart. Drinking is Caroline Kapp's harrowing chronicle of her twenty-year love affair with alcohol. Caroline had her first drink at fourteen. She drank through her yeras at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as an editor and columnist. Publicly she was a dutiful daughter, a sophisticated professional. Privately she was drinking herself into oblivion. This startlingly honest memoir lays bare the secrecy, family myths, and destructive relationships that go hand in hand with drinking. And it is, above all, a love story for our times—full of passion and heartbreak, betrayal and desire—a triumph over the pain and deception that mark an alcoholic life. Praise for Drinking “Quietly moving . . . Caroline Knapp dazzles us with her heady description of alcohol's allure and its devastating hold.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Filled with hard-won wisdom . . . [a] perceptive and revealing book.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Eloquent . . . a remarkable exercise in self-discovery.”—The New York Times “Drinking not only describes triumph; it is one.”—Newsweek

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Caroline Knapp
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 1999-08-02
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780440334088


Wishful Drinking

Wishful Drinking

'Wishful Drinking is a touching and incisive account of bipolarity, addiction and motherhood.' Independent ‘No motive is pure. No one is good or bad – but a hearty mix of both. And sometimes life actually gives to you by taking away.' Carrie Fisher in Wishful Drinking In Wishful Drinking, Carrie Fisher told the true and intoxicating story of her life with inimitable wit. Born to celebrity parents, she was picked to play a princess in a little movie called Star Wars when only 19 years old. "But it isn't all sweetness and light sabres." Alas, aside from a demanding career and her role as a single mother (not to mention the hyperspace hairdo), Carrie also spends her free time battling addiction and weathering the wild ride of manic depression. It's an incredible tale: from having Elizabeth Taylor as a stepmother, to marrying (and divorcing) Paul Simon, and from having the father of her daughter leave her for a man, to ultimately waking up one morning and finding a friend dead beside her in bed. Carrie Fisher's star-studded career included roles in numerous films such as The Blues Brothers and When Harry Met Sally. She was the author of four bestselling novels, Surrender in the Pink, Delusions of Grandma, The Best Awful and Postcards from the Edge, which was made into a hit film starring Shirley MacLaine and Meryl Streep. Carrie's experience with addiction and mental illness – and her willingness to talk honestly about them – made her a sought-after speaker and respected advocate. She was truly one of the most magical people to walk among us. Further praise for Carrie Fisher:- [Shockaholic] is the finest, funniest chronicler of the maddest celebrity mores.' Sunday Times 'Fisher has a talent for lacerating insight that masquerades as carefree self-deprecation' Los Angeles Times 'She is one of the rare inhabitants of La-La Land who can actually write' New York Times

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Carrie Fisher
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2012-02-02
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781471101090


Reducing Underage Drinking

Reducing Underage Drinking

Alcohol use by young people is extremely dangerous - both to themselves and society at large. Underage alcohol use is associated with traffic fatalities, violence, unsafe sex, suicide, educational failure, and other problem behaviors that diminish the prospects of future success, as well as health risks â€" and the earlier teens start drinking, the greater the danger. Despite these serious concerns, the media continues to make drinking look attractive to youth, and it remains possible and even easy for teenagers to get access to alcohol. Why is this dangerous behavior so pervasive? What can be done to prevent it? What will work and who is responsible for making sure it happens? Reducing Underage Drinking addresses these questions and proposes a new way to combat underage alcohol use. It explores the ways in which may different individuals and groups contribute to the problem and how they can be enlisted to prevent it. Reducing Underage Drinking will serve as both a game plan and a call to arms for anyone with an investment in youth health and safety.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Institute of Medicine
Publisher : National Academies Press
Release : 2004-03-26
Total Pages : 761 Pages
ISBN : 9780309089357


Take Control Of Your Drinking And You May Not Need To Quit

Take Control Of Your Drinking And You May Not Need To Quit

Offers guidelines so readers can decide whether to try to moderate their drinking or to choose abstinence. He provides a contract for moderate drinking in which readers decide what they will drink, how often and how much they will drink and the situations they need to avoid.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Michael S. Levy
Publisher :
Release : 2007-10-15
Total Pages : 268 Pages
ISBN : PSU:000062420815


Take Control Of Your Drinking

Take Control Of Your Drinking

This book is useful for anyone who may find that they are drinking too much, for the loved ones of such people, and for clinicians who want to broaden their skills when working with people who struggle with alcohol.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Michael S. Levy
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Release : 2021-01-12
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781421439433


Black Drinking Practices Study Report To The Department Of Alcohol And Drug Programs

Black Drinking Practices Study Report To The Department Of Alcohol And Drug Programs

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Genre : African Americans
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1982
Total Pages : 34 Pages
ISBN : UCBK:C028853284


Heavy Drinking

Heavy Drinking

A noted expert on alcoholism and addiction discusses his ideas on alcohol abuse, many of which counter current medical thinking, including a rejection of the idea of alcoholism as a disease, and also offers alternative treatments.

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Genre : Medical
Author : Herbert Fingarette
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 1989-06-21
Total Pages : 178 Pages
ISBN : 9780520067547


How To Stop The One You Love From Drinking

How To Stop The One You Love From Drinking

Based on the author's intimate experiences as a recovering alcoholic, this book provides a detailed program of intervention for the family and friends of problem drinkers

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Genre : Alcoholics
Author : Mary Ellen Pinkham
Publisher : Putnam Publishing Group
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015016159520


The Science Of Drinking

The Science Of Drinking

Scientific research has clearly established that drinking in moderation has many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy heart. Yet, many people do not know that drinking red wine protects the heart more than white wine, while beer, margaritas, and hard liquor are less effective in providing such protection. And while alcoholism is a serious problem requiring medical and psychological treatment, for those who are not addicted, drinking alcohol is not necessarily a bad habit. The problem is to distinguish between drinking sensibly and drinking insensibly. Dasgupta clearly outlines what constitutes healthy drinking and its attendant health benefits, offers advice on how to drink responsibly, and provides insight into just how alcohol works on the brain and the body. After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.

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Genre : Health & Fitness
Author : Amitava Dasgupta
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release : 2011-04-16
Total Pages : 280 Pages
ISBN : 9781442204119


Coffee Drinking In The United States

Coffee Drinking In The United States

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Genre : Coffee industry
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1967
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:35128000504736