Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud

Relapse and the Symptoms of Sobriety

by Scott Stevens



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/17/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 139
ISBN : 9781479759484
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 139
ISBN : 9781479759491
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 139
ISBN : 9781479759507

About the Book

Nine out of ten people who quit drinking relapse at least once. “Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud” shows why it’s not just once… without pithy slogans or trademarked solutions. From the author of “What the Early Worm Gets,” a startling book defi ning Alcoholism, here’s a book explaining how and why relapse happens, how to hold it at bay and why every American should care. Sobriety is a state of illness and its symptoms, left untreated, lead directly to lapse. Addressing the Symptoms of Sobriety is essential.
Why would any sober Alcoholic return to the misery?
What are the Symptoms of Sobriety and how do Alcoholics and non-Alcoholics guard against them?
What four overlooked stressors trip up recovery?
Can you hit bottom sober?
The narrative dashes along peaks of anger, joy, desperation, relief and hope interspersed with solid data on the disease and guidance for avoiding relapse traps.
It’s not enough to just stop drinking.

About the Author

A journalist and mutual fund industry executive, Stevens has spoken at conferences nationwide. His own, candid story from secretly devouring two liters of whiskey a day to sobriety is a startling trip close to death that hits close to home. He’s the Guy Next Door, not the common but outdated stereotype of an Alcoholic. Popular alcohologists on the air have stellar credentials but they haven’t had to eat their own cooking. Stevens reveals his own gritty and emotional experience with losing sobriety and fighting his way back to it. It’s personal, but it’s no memoir: “I break out why relapse happens and what works from the styles of many counselors because I’m not wed to any of their methods to make a living but to keep living.”