How to Change Your Drinking

How to Change Your Drinking

a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol

Non-Fiction - Self Help
286 Pages
Reviewed on 07/30/2011
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Author Biography

Kenneth Anderson is the founder and CEO of The HAMS Harm Reduction Network, a lay-led, free-of-charge support group for people who wish to make any positive change in their drinking habits from safer drinking to reduced drinking to quitting altogether. Mr. Anderson has worked in the field of harm reduction since 2002 and has studied psychology and substance abuse counseling at The New School University in New York City. He is a member of The International Center for Clinical Excellence and the International Harm Reduction Association, and is a regular presenter at the National Harm Reduction Conference hosted by the Harm Reduction Coalition.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Molly Edwards for Readers' Favorite

Kenneth Anderson did a fantastic job with this self-help book. I don't read many self help books, but if I did, I would want them all to be EXACTLY like this one. From start to finish, this is full of important and informative lessons on how to control your drinking habits.

I'm not a drinker, so I can't begin to imagine what someone who drinks goes through. However, I have seen the effects of drinking. When I was married, I would witnessed my husband drinking and would see what it did to him. I wish I would have been able to get him this book at that time.

This book is so much better than a simple self help book. It's a tool. A guide. A way to help the drinkers understand that it's okay to feel what they are feeling but that there is a way to STOP drinking. To feel that feeling WITHOUT taking a drink. It's a way to reduce the risk of harming oneself or others during drinking.

I definitely recommend this to everyone who picks up a drink. It will help them understand that there are BIG risks in drinking. This is a good book that would be wonderful for AA groups, or for sponsors to have on hand to help the person they are sponsoring to understand the importance of eliminating the harmful substance, while still making a choice for themselves. Well done, Mr. Anderson.