Kristen Johnston, two-time Emmy award winning actress, NYT Best Selling Author and Recovery advocate says:
"Veronica Valli has written one of the clearest, most fascinating & truly helpful books on addiction I've ever read.
To me, it's up there with 'Clean' by David Sheff, except from the viewpoint of someone who's in long term recovery.
Whether you're struggling now & need help, have struggled in the past, or you've ever loved an addict, this book pierces through the confusing and terrifying misinformation that surrounds this disease.
From the first page to the last, I was completely enthralled by this brilliantly researched, refreshingly straightforward & delightfully compelling book."
Why some people drink destructively has puzzled many people for a long time. Why do you wake up promising yourself you will never do it again, but doing it over and over? Or why does your loved one continue to self-destruct, even if they promise to stop? If you are a problem drinker or love someone who is – then this book is for you.
Written by an addictions therapist and recovered alcoholic, Why You Drink and How to Stop peers into the darkness of alcoholism and lays out the reasons that alcoholics drink the way they do.
Based on her years of experience working with addicts and alcoholics and her own personal struggle with alcoholism, Veronica explores how alcoholics think, feel and react differently to the world, and shows how these are the engines that drive someone to destructive drinking.
In three comprehensive sections she explores how alcoholism is the symptom of a spiritual illness, and then goes on to lay out the solution.
This book is a must for anyone who has despaired over their own or anyone else’s drinking.
You will read this book with a growing clarity that leads to hope. You will put it down knowing there is a solution.