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Drink

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780732296407
Author(s): Ann Dowsett Johnston
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions: 155 x 24 x 234 (w x l x h)
Pages: 320

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What is behind the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years? Honest and compelling, Drink is a book about women and alcohol addiction, it moves from the personal (the author herself had a drinking problem for many years) to the universal - she interviewed many women, experts, researchers and academics to get to the heart of women and alcohol abuse - why it happens, what the consequences are, and how the problem can be addressed. the new face of risky drinking is female. But what is behind the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years? Eight years ago, Ann Dowsett Johnston was an award-winning journalist and vice-principal of McGill University. In private though she was wrestling the demon that had undone her own mother, the same demon that increasing numbers of women are now battling across the world: alcohol. Aware of her growing dependency, Ann began to document her experiences with drink-the rules she set and inevitably broke, and the terrible consequences.
Interweaving the moving story of her own addiction with the stories of other women facing the same struggle, along with in-depth research and interviews with leading academics and researchers, Dowsett Johnston illuminates a startling epidemic. From the 17 year old heart attack victim to the mother of a child with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, she creates an alarming composite of the female face of dangerous drinking. In this startlingly honest book, Please click here to ask a question
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