Books on alcoholism

Alternatives to abstinence
Books are listed here for informational purposes.  A listing here implies no endorsement of the theories propounded by the book.
7 Weeks to Safe Social Drinking: How to Effectively Moderate Your Alcohol Intake
by Donna J. Cornett

This book seeks to teach at-risk drinkers how to modify drinking habits, reduce alcohol consumption and prevent alcoholism on their own at home--without group meetings or professional help.

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Alternatives to Abstinence: A New Look at Alcoholism and the Choices in Treatment
by Heather Ogilvie

This book describes treatment programs for alcoholism that are alternatives to abstinence and twelve-step programs.

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Book on alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous



Controlling Your Drinking: Tools to Make Moderation Work for You
William R. R. Miller and Ricardo F. Munoz

In this book, Miller (Distinguished Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry, Univ. of New Mexico) and Munoz (psychology, Univ. of California, San Francisco) address alcohol drinkers--not necessarily alcoholics or problem drinkers--who want to consume more moderately.
Phoenix in a Bottle by
Lilian MacDonald and Murdoch MacDonald

"Alcoholism is not a disease, say Lilian and Murdoch. It is a self-harming behaviour problem rooted in childhood, and if alcoholics are willing to identify and address their issues from the past, then there is no reason why they should not be able to rid themselves of their problem behaviour, even to the extent of being able to drink alcohol safely and responsibly again if and when they so wish."--Press Release
Over the Influence : The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol (Paperback)
by Patt Denning, Jeannie Little, and Adina Glickman

"...this self-help text will appeal to many who have tried and failed at traditional therapies or who feel that continued substance use is acceptable for them. Essential for all public and mental health libraries."--
Library Journal