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Book Review - 'Alcoholism: A Family Illness'

This is a well-written pamphlet; the approach to the subject is original; writer Betty Reddy shows remarkable insight.

"Family members," she says, "should know that they do not have to wait for the alcoholic to recover in order for things to improve for themselves. . . . After years of living with an alcoholic, even mature persons develop many of the symptoms of alcoholism."

Vividly, Miss Reddy describes the life of the family of an active alcoholic, at the same time making clear the complex nature of alcoholism, affecting as it does the physical, emotional,... Login to read more
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