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Publisher: Galt Publishing
Release Date: 2004
ISBN: 0967578868
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Nonfiction-Addiction, Psychology, Self Help 
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Jen Oliver
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How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics
Using Behavioral Clues to Recognize Addiction in its Early Stages
By Doug Thorburn

      How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics takes a look at how to attempt to recognizing alcoholics early on in their illness. How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics is different from most other books on alcoholism, as it takes a look at early warning signs instead of looking at individuals who are deep into the disease. How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics provides medical and other clinical professionals, along with regular everyday people, with clues of how to tell when a loved one or client is possibly facing an alcoholism problem.

       Mr. Thorburn provides a great insight with the lists of clues to help pinpoint early alcoholism. However, many of the warning clues can be described to fit almost every person. The warning signs are described with detailed accounts that Mr. Thorburn had seen or other professionals have seen in their practices. The detailed accounts help show readers how they themselves can try to see if they know people who might be alcoholics.

     How to Spot Hidden Alcoholics should be a must read for professionals who are in the field of dealing with alcoholics and their families.