DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH: Alcohol Without Alcoholism by Junius Adams

DRINK TO YOUR HEALTH: Alcohol Without Alcoholism

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is a book with an innate problem: geared to the heavy drinker who is not an alcoholic, it provides every conceivable rationale for the one who is and either doesn't know it or won't admit it. The author seems to think that feelings of post-binge guilt constitute the line of demarcation between the heavy drinker and the lush (which is patently untrue); that many of the unpleasant side effects associated with alcohol stem from vitamin deficiency rather than drink itself (which may or may not be true but is certainly misleading); and that a heavy heavy drinker--that is, a fat one--can work out an elaborate calorie count which will minimize his food intake to compensate for the alcoholic calories he wants to consume (which has to be unhealthy). The drinker without a problem doesn't need to hear such rationales, and probably won't be interested enough to read the book. Anyone with an alcohol problem shouldn't.

Pub Date: May 19th, 1976
Publisher: Harper & Row