9 Books About Overcoming Addiction

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The topic of women and alcohol is a fraught one. Earlier this year, a Hong Kong city official claimed that if women don't want to be raped, they shouldn't drink so much. Nonfiction accounts such as Gabrielle Glaser's Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink — And How They Can Regain Control and this month's Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol by Ann Dowsett Johnston tackle the topic from a sociological outlook, but women have long been telling their own stories about hitting rock bottom, and continue to do so.

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