As a professional therapist employed in the recovery field for over twenty years, I am always on the lookout for new educational material for my clients. When I received the book The Sobering Truth and its associated DVD, I immediately began showing the DVD to my groups.
The response was overwhelmingly positive and both the book and DVD are now a regular part of my curriculum. The Sobering Truth is beyond a doubt the best material I have found on the effects of alcohol on the body. My clients found it enlightening and life changing; several want to purchase it for family members, including teenage children. It is especially effective because Dr. Herten combines personal revelations (he is a former high-functioning alcoholic) with medical facts.
I highly recommend The Sobering Truth to anyone in or out of the treatment field. The information presented is relative to both alcoholics and anyone who consumes alcohol and cares about their health.
Kathryn Osgood, LMFT