‘Cheers’ is the latest book from Renate van Nijen, one that reveals the human condition behind alcoholism. She, herself, has experienced the complexity of living with an alcohol-addicted partner. The secrecy surrounding alcoholism in society as a whole and the non-acceptance and judgemental comments from family, friends and outsiders have driven her to write ‘Cheers’.
She has interviewed not only partners, children, parents and friends of alcoholics but also health workers in the field of addiction and alcoholics themselves. She recounts their stories openly, yet anonymously, revealing her own and their incredible stories of desperation and pain but ultimately also of hope and escape.
This book will help to raise awareness of the growing problem of alcohol abuse and help those affected by alcoholism to find a way to cope with or, indeed, to discover a way out of this widespread disease.
Compassionately written, ‘Cheers’ also offers information about some of the many avenues of help currently available to those affected both directly and indirectly by alcoholism.
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