The book you are about to read is a surprisingly poignant and truthful account of what it is like to live with an alcoholic. The author achieves far more however than merely reflect on the difficulties experienced in a relationship bent on destruction through alchohol dependency. There are interesting sections based on the history of alcohol, evolution of the condition, what might play a role in encouraging a person to turn to drink in the first place and a comprehensive assessment of the effects of alcohol on the body and mind. Heart-wrenching anecdotes tell how excessive drinking can affect those who love and care for the alcoholic, with emphasis on the irreconcilable damage it can have on family relationships, the educational propensity and future personality of one’s children. Most importantly, the book takes a step back from the negative aspects of drink-related consequences and sets out to provide valuable help to any person who wishes to abstain from heavy drinking and turn their life around. Retrospective advice is given to those who wish to help this person and who also wish to provide a more harmonious and happier environment for themselves and other family members.