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The Resource Drink : the intimate relationship between women and alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston

Drink : the intimate relationship between women and alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston

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Drink : the intimate relationship between women and alcohol
Title
Drink
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the intimate relationship between women and alcohol
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Ann Dowsett Johnston
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Language
eng
Summary
The new face of risky drinking is female. But what is behind the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years? Eight years ago, Ann Dowsett Johnston was an award-winning journalist and vice-principal of McGill University. In private though, she was wrestling the demon that had undone her own mother, the same demon that increasing numbers of women are now battling across the world: alcohol. Aware of her growing dependency, Ann began to document her experiences with drink - the rules she set and inevitably broke, and the terrible consequences. Interweaving the moving story of her own addiction with the stories of other women facing the same struggle, along with in-depth research and interviews with leading academics and researchers, Dowsett Johnston illuminates a startling epidemic. From the 17-year-old heart attack victim to the mother of a child with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, she creates an alarming composite of the female face of dangerous drinking. In this startlingly honest book, Ann Dowsett Johnson reveals why the relationship between women and alcohol has spiralled out of control. Showing how women can escape from this destructive affair, Drink is essential reading for any woman who thinks she has a problem, and for those who care about her
Summary
An exploration of the rise in alcohol consumption and abuse among women in recent years. Drink covers health risks, marketing, current trends and sociological underpinnings of this new epidemic. The author beautifully weaves reportage with her personal recovery story into a compelling and informative narrative addressing one of the most pressing issues for women today
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10220660
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Johnston, Ann Dowsett
Dewey number
362.292
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholism
  • Women
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Women alcoholics
  • Women alcoholics
Target audience
adult
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the intimate relationship between women and alcohol
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Drink : the intimate relationship between women and alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston
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Publication
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000051976737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780732296407
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(pbk.)
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Drink : the intimate relationship between women and alcohol, Ann Dowsett Johnston
Publication
Control code
000051976737
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
305 p.
Isbn
9780732296407
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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