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ePub The Booze Battle download
Author:
Ruth Maxwell
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978-0345283474
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0345283473
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Ballantine Books (February 12, 1979)
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By (author) Ruth Maxwell. Publisher Random House USA Inc. Imprint Ballantine Books Inc. Publication City/Country New York, United States. We can notify you when this item is back in stock. ISBN13 9780345338518.

ISBN 10: 0345277228 ISBN 13: 9780345277220. Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1978.

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If you are involved with an alcoholic, you, too, become a victim of the disease, says author Maxwell, and she illustrates this sad fact with a series of grisly case studies of addicted drinkers and their family tragedies. Ellen loses her husband to drink, but manages to save herself. Tom's wife also dies, but therapy saves him and his daughters from the resultant guilt.

If you know an alcoholic, live with one, love one, or employ one, this important and innovative book can show you what you might be doing wrong-and what you could be doing right

If you know an alcoholic, live with one, love one, or employ one, this important and innovative book can show you what you might be doing wrong-and what you could be doing right. Ruth Maxwell explains the problems you face and what must be done to bring the alcoholic to treatment and recovery. Format:Mass Market Paperback.

The Booze Brothers, featuring Mark Knopfler & Dave Edmunds, is the second album released by Brewers Droop, an English blues band

The Booze Brothers, featuring Mark Knopfler & Dave Edmunds, is the second album released by Brewers Droop, an English blues band. Although most of the tracks were recorded back in 1973 the album was only released in 1989 when it was discovered that the album had involved the renowned producer/rocker Dave Edmunds and the line-up had included Pick Withers and Mark Knopfler, later of Dire Straits

  • When I was doing alcoholism interventions in the eighties, I would buy this book by the case from Ballantine. It was a must read for family members and friends before we intervened to help the alcoholic. It is written for the lay person and is easy to read and understand. This book helps dispel the myth "You can't help an alcoholic unless he wants help". It also teaches the importance of having a professional orchestrate the intervention.

  • Best book on subject

  • Old but good.

  • "The Booze Battle" is THE BEST book on this subject for the loved ones of an alcoholic. Ruth Maxwell, as recovering alcoholic herself, writes in very clear language, making it easy to understand not just the toll alcoholism takes on the family and loved ones, but also what it's like to BE the alcoholic. I think that section of the book was the biggest eye opener for me, because it described my husband to a "T". Part of learning to live with an alcoholic involves understanding how they see themselves and how they see the world. Before this book I took my husband's drinking very personally. This was especially so because he tried to blame me for his binges. But after reading it (over and over, believe me!) I can separate myself emotionally from the situation, see it for what it is.

    I first read this book about 18 years ago. Prior to this book I tried Al-Anon (which was a waste of time for me), therapy (there's a joke - the person who is NOT sick getting the therapy), and read countless other books. But this book, and her sequel "Beyond The Booze Battle" were amazingly helpful! Did my husband stop drinking? No. But I stopped taking responsibility for it, I stopped trying to change him, I stopped covering for him, and I stopped letting the nonsense get to me. This is not the message of her book, however. She does talk about getting the alcoholic into recovery, and that seems to be the goal of this book. Her sequel is more about living with the "dry drunk." But since our family failed to get my husband to stop, even divorcing him didn't work, now we can have him in our lives and not allow him to bring us down. My kids (now grown) realize he's an alcoholic, they realize THEY may be alcoholics, and they have made commitments to not drink. We're not obnoxious about it. We just don't drink.

    If you love someone who is an alcoholic and want to stop the madness in your own head, read this book.

  • I first learned of this book while attending a treatment center that gave lectures on alcoholism and its effects on family members of an alcoholic. What an eye-opener it is!

    It certainly gave me great insights into the true nature of the disease and how terribly it affects the emotional and mental states of those who live with and love an alcoholic/ drug addict.

    The first chapter is titled “You’re Not Crazy.” Maxwell writes, “If you are living with someone who is harmfully involved with alcohol or drugs, you may be questioning your own sanity. You’re not crazy. You may feel shattered, but you are not crazy.”

    What a relief it is to hear this from a professional like Ruth Maxell, who is a renowned therapist dealing with chemical dependency and all of its destructive elements.

    On page one, the author notes that there are rules in an alcoholic’s household:

    Rule number one: The alcohol or drug-dependent person is the most important person in the whole family.

    Rule number two: The alcohol-or drug-dependent person is always right; you are always wrong.

    Rule number three: His alcohol or drug use is not the primary problem.

    Maxwell also notes that once you understand what lies behind his irrational behavior, you will be able to help both yourself and him, even if he doesn’t want help.

    Other chapter titles and subtitles include:

    • Compulsion: Even when not using alcohol or drugs, the user thinks of little else.

    • Coping and Defending: How we unknowingly protect ourselves, or try to.

    • The Tyrant: Virtually any defense is better than the ones used by the chemically dependent person.

    • Chemical Dependency Treatment: Helping the alcohol-or drug-dependent person become willing to develop a way of life that works.

    • Co-Dependency Treatment: Helping the family members become willing to develop a way of life that works.

    This book is extremely valuable in describing the many ways co-dependents suffer, due to the substance abuser’s behavior. Living with temper tantrums, unreasonable demands and verbal abuse will cause anyone to feel inadequate and question their sanity.

    Armed with knowledge, the co-dependent family members can get well, whether or not the addict accepts treatment and recovery.

    On pg. 6, the author observes, “Under the onslaughts of the tyranny of chemical dependency, family members do well just to survive. They may believe they have not coped well, but they have in fact responded with enormous courage. They may feel they have failed, but in reality they have been fighting a battle for their personhood, if not their life. Under the circumstances it is a wonder they are in one piece.”

    I like the fact that this book also contains stories about people who have gone into treatment and how they were able to break through their denial and begin to understand the nature of their illness.

    To me, this book is worth its weight in gold. I keep it handy and refer back to it often; always gaining new insights into this complex subject. I also find the index helpful for quick reference.

    Very highly recommended reading!

  • this book was a lifesaver, i lent it to a friend and my dog chewed it up but i will not dis ard it until i replace it, and i am not in an alcoholic situation now-which attests to its strength. id like to say thanks to this book but god helped also. this book was a lifesaver and it helped to keep me on track , it wont make it easy, but it will remind you of the hard work you must do. and when you forget what you are doing or why it will agian remind you. i am now looking to replace my copy. it is a small book only 150 pages and can fit in a purse but well worth the money!! good guidance never gets old or outdated. please read this if you are looking for a way out, feel alone, don't know where to turn or need help and can no longer do what you are doing.