Winner of the eLit book award for self-help, “Why you drink and How to stop: Journey to freedom” by Veronica Valli is a Must Read for anyone struggling with alcohol abuse and alcoholism – even for loved ones trying to understand why their loved one drinks.
About the Book
The book is comprehensive, easy to read, and explains ideas and concepts in clear and concise language. Divided into ten chapters (three parts) which are filled with vital and relevant information that brings it all together; offering guidance not only to alcoholics, but also to friends and family. Part 1: Alcoholism – consists of Chapter 1 titled “What is alcoholism?” and addresses the disease of alcoholism and includes information on different drinking behaviors such as binge drinking and the cost of drinking. Part 2: The Problem – is comprised of Chapter 2 “The path to alcoholism” and Chapter 3 “What ‘drives’ people to drink?” and dives into the problem of alcoholism including fears, emotions and behaviors of the alcoholic. Part 3: The Solution – includes Chapter 4 “Getting the help you need” Chapter 5 “The early stages of recovery from alcoholism”, Chapter 6 “The spiritual aspect of recovery” and Chapter 7 “Overcoming the blocks to recovery”. In this section the author writes a ‘farewell letter to alcohol’ that is inspiring. Part 3 looks deeper at the solution to alcoholism including getting help early for recovery, as well as the spiritual and psychological facets of the recovery process. Chapter 8 “Relationships and sobriety, Part 1″ and Chapter 9 “Relationships and sobriety Part 2” are all about life in sobriety and how the alcohol rebuilds relationships. Moreover, these chapters provide valuable information on relationships between a non-drinker and an alcoholic. Lastly, the final chapter, “Becoming the best version of yourself” is all about you and working to become the best you possible which includes acceptance of others, but also of yourself.
About the Author
Veronica Valli is a respected addiction therapist and life coach with ten plus years working in the community with young people the criminal justice system, adult treatment, and outreach as well as in private practice. Her keen insight into addiction therapy comes from her life spent on the path of addiction herself. Now, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict she has an awareness that allows her to help others struggling with the same issues she once had to face.
Why You Should Read This Book
If you are looking for a book about recovery from alcoholism, this is the book for you! Veronica Valli’s approach is straight forward, providing inspirational support and guidance. Plainly put, this book is all about hope and recovery. “Why you drink and How to stop: Journey to freedom” by Veronica Valli is available in paperback, but it is also available in eBook including Kindle. Find out how you can take the first step toward recovery from alcoholism; call Gallus Detox at 888-228-9114. The call is free and it is confidential.