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The Resource Drunks : the story of alcoholism and the birth of recovery, Christopher M. Finan

Drunks : the story of alcoholism and the birth of recovery, Christopher M. Finan

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Drunks : the story of alcoholism and the birth of recovery
Title
Drunks
Title remainder
the story of alcoholism and the birth of recovery
Statement of responsibility
Christopher M. Finan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A social history of alcoholism in the United States, from the seventeenth century to the present day Today, millions of Americans are struggling with alcoholism, but millions are also in long-term recovery. Alcoholics Anonymous and a growing number of recovery organizations are providing support for alcoholics who will face the danger of relapse for the rest of their lives. We have finally come to understand alcoholism as a treatable illness, rather than a moral failure. Today's advocates can draw inspiration from the victories of sober drunks throughout American history. Christopher Finan recounts the nation's history with alcohol and its search for sobriety, which began among Native Americans in the colonial period, when liquor was used to cheat them of their property. He introduces us to the first of a colorful cast of characters, a remarkable Iroquois leader named Handsome Lake, who dedicated his life to helping his people renounce hard liquor. And we meet Carrie Nation, the wife of an alcoholic who destroyed bars with an ax in her anger over what alcohol had done to her family, as well as the idealistic and energetic Washingtonians, reformed drunks who led the first national movement to save men like themselves. Finan also tells the dramatic story of Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob Smith, the two drunks who helped each other stay sober and then created AA, which survived its tumultuous early years and has made it possible for millions of men and women to quit drinking. This is narrative history at its best: entertaining and authoritative, an important portrait of one of America's great liberation movements"--
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1953-
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Finan, Christopher M.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholics
  • Alcoholics
Label
Drunks : the story of alcoholism and the birth of recovery, Christopher M. Finan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-311) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mountain of bones -- Out of the gutter -- Discovery of the disease -- Search for higher power -- False dawn -- Two drunks -- The birth of Alcoholics Anonymous -- Rise of the sober drunk -- Boom and bust -- Waves of sobriety
Control code
1002902944
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780807019931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002902944
Label
Drunks : the story of alcoholism and the birth of recovery, Christopher M. Finan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-311) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mountain of bones -- Out of the gutter -- Discovery of the disease -- Search for higher power -- False dawn -- Two drunks -- The birth of Alcoholics Anonymous -- Rise of the sober drunk -- Boom and bust -- Waves of sobriety
Control code
1002902944
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9780807019931
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002902944

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