Living with Drink: Women who live with problem drinkers, examines the experiences of women living with men with alcohol problems. The book looks at how the women understand the processes which lead them to be embroiled in such relationships and examines their accounts from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. Living with Drink approaches this area from two complimentary angles. First, the women's own understanding of the situation is examined: their experiences, how they cope and their perception of how they arrived in this situation. Second, six experts comment on the women's accounts of their lives, each from a different theoretical perspective, which reflect the broad range of current thinking in this area.Key features: *a unique book which includes biographical data on the women involved, incorporating their own accounts of their experiences and relationships *provides an unusually broad range of different theoretical perspectives making the text an invaluable teaching aid *applies a range of theoretical and practical perspectives to case studies within this controversial area Living with Drink: Women who live with problem drinkers will be of interest to a wide range of practitioners, academics, researchers and students of various disciplines, including psychology, abnormal psychology, clinical psychology and psychiatry as well as the general reader with a particular interest in this area.
It is particularly suitable for those taking courses in addiction counselling, psychotherapy training and also health psychology, sociology, and social work. Richard Velleman is Director of Research and Development, Head of the Addictions Service and Consultant Clinical Psychologist with Bath Mental Health Care Trust and a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Bath. He helped to establish Alcohol Concern, the national alcohol agency in the UK. Alex Copello is Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Head of the Psychology Addiction Speciality with Northern Birmingham Mental Health Care Trust and is a Lecturer in Addiction at the University of Birmingham. Jenny Maslin is a Research Psychologist with Northern Birmingham Mental Health Trust and a honorary research associate at the University of Birmingham.Contributors: Barbara Cottman, Liz Cutland, David Fryer, Jim Orford, Jane Ussher, and Arlene Vetere. Visit Addison Wesley Longman on the World Wide Web at http://www.awl-he.com