Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements

  • Introduction

    • Chapter 1

    Realization

    • Chapter 2

    You're Different When You Drink

  • How Alcohol Makes You Drunk

    • Chapter 4

    My Life With the Bottle, Part 1

  • Dying of Acute Alcohol Poisoning

  • Dying From Chronic Alcohol Poisoning

    • Chapter 7

    For Teens and Young Adults: Your Whole Life Changed in One Wasted Moment

    • Chapter 8

    The Brainwashing of America's Youth

  • Alcohol and Your Health: The Great Hoax

    • Chapter 10

    Alcohol and Cancer

    • Chapter 11

    Alcohol and the Heart

    • Chapter 12

    Alcohol and Hypertension

    • Chapter 13

    Alcohol and Depression

    • Chapter 14

    Alcohol and Osteoporosis

    • Chapter 15

    Alcohol and the Immune System

    • Chapter 16

    Alcohol and Allergies

    • Chapter 17

    Alcohol and GERD

    • Chapter 18

    Alcohol and Peripheral Neuropathy

    • Chapter 19

    Alcohol and Insomnia

    • Chapter 20

    Alcohol Encephalopathy

    • Chapter 21

    Alcohol Hepatitis

    • Chapter 22

    Alcoholic Pancreatitis

    • Chapter 23

    Alcohol, Obesity, and Diabetes

    • Chapter 24

    Lesser-known Health Problems Due to Alcohol

    • Chapter 25

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    • Chapter 26

    My Life with the Bottle: Part II

    • Chapter 27

    Alcoholic and Addicted Doctors

    • Chapter 28

    DUI

    • Chapter 29

    Observations of a Highway Patrol Officer

    • Chapter 30

    Scott

    • Chapter 31

    The Sarcastic Drunk

    • Chapter 32

    The Mean Drunk

    • Chapter 33

    Monsters

    • Chapter 34

    I Have An Excuse

    • Chapter 35

    Native Americans

    • Chapter 36

    Reactive Drinking

    • Chapter 37

    Bud

    • Chapter 38

    Concealing the Problem

    • Chapter 39

    The Drunk in the Boardroom

    • Chapter 40

    Ernest Hemingway

    • Chapter 41

    Pride Cometh before the Drink: The Failure of Personal Strength and Willpower in the Battle against Alcohol

    • Chapter 42

    He Had It All

    • Chapter 43

    The Trail Ride

    • Chapter 44

    The Holiday Party

    • Chapter 45

    Lessons from the Liberty Tattoo Clinic

    • Chapter 46

    Enabling

    • Chapter 47

    Alcoholism: Criteria

    • Chapter 48

    How I Got Sober

    • Chapter 49

    Why Should You Quit

    • Chapter 50

    If You Only Knew: Informed Consent

    • Works Cited
    • Appendix One
    • Appendix Two