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Understanding the High-functioning Alcoholic free pdf This title offers insights into the millions of 'successful' people who excel in many ways, but remain under the control of alcohol. When picturing a typical alcoholic, most people would visualise a down-on-his-luck, low-income individual. However, of the alcoholics in western countries, nearly 20 per cent are 'highly functional alcoholics, well-educated with good incomes'. They include corporate presidents, powerful politicians, police, lawyers, doctors, scientists, and other highly-skilled, highly-educated people who are middle- to high-income and by most accounts successful. In this unprecedented book, mental health counsellor Sarah Allen Benton takes us into the worlds and minds of so-called 'high functioning alcoholics' to understand how people so intelligent and achievement-oriented get drawn into states in which they secretly cannot control their alcohol consumption but still manage to excel in their careers.This book includes a look at celebrity alcoholics like Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton as well as high-functioning alcoholics in the news ranging from University of Mary Washington President William Frawley to famed racecar driver Al Unser, Jr. This book also includes personal interviews with high-functioning alcoholics who have avoided headlines but been addicted to drinking, from professors and an engineer to a corporate president, attorney, and other high-powered achievers. With her own story of alcoholism and recovery woven into this text, the author takes us into the worlds and minds of these well-educated and successful people, to understand how, when, and why they become addicted and the reasons their alcoholism is for most so hard to admit, cope with, and recover from.

About Sarah Allen Benton

Sarah Allen Benton is a Licensed Mental Health Counsellor in Boston, where she is co-leader of an alcohol skills training program directed to help problem drinkers.

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Author : Sarah Allen Benton
Publisher : Praeger Publishers Inc
Data Published : 01 February 2009
ISBN : 0313352801
EAN : 9780313352805
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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