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Sober Love

How to Quit Drinking as a Couple

Joseph Nowinski, PhD
foreword by Marvin D. Seppala, MD, former chief medical officer of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

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This engaging guide offers strategies to help couples who drink together get sober together.

Are you and your partner curious about sobriety or managing your drinking? In Sober Love, Dr. Joseph Nowinski offers practical advice and proven strategies to help couples end their relationship with alcohol—and redefine their relationship with each other.

Alcohol misuse can become an insidious problem for many couples. As a psychologist with extensive experience in designing effective treatment programs, Dr. Nowinski describes how and why people, and couples, develop problems with alcohol. He lays out a...

This engaging guide offers strategies to help couples who drink together get sober together.

Are you and your partner curious about sobriety or managing your drinking? In Sober Love, Dr. Joseph Nowinski offers practical advice and proven strategies to help couples end their relationship with alcohol—and redefine their relationship with each other.

Alcohol misuse can become an insidious problem for many couples. As a psychologist with extensive experience in designing effective treatment programs, Dr. Nowinski describes how and why people, and couples, develop problems with alcohol. He lays out a step-by-step approach to helping readers assess their own level of drinking and develop an action plan to address it. This plan can be tailored to an individual's and a couple's journey. Crucially, Dr. Nowinski discusses common challenges to maintaining sobriety and outlines strategies for overcoming these obstacles. Sober Love is an engaging and nonjudgmental resource that can help you and your partner begin your journeys to better habits and a happier relationship.

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As an addiction medicine veteran, someone 37 years sober and a husband in a 53-year, now-thriving marriage, I am delighted to recommend this gem of a book! It offers the knowledge, tips, and skills needed for recovering people in intimate relationships to interconnect on their mutual journeys of growth. It's one of a kind.  

Dr. Nowinski delivers a much-needed book for couples who are both struggling with unhealthy use. He poignantly illustrates the way a relationship can change from one between two people to a relationship between each person and alcohol, splitting the ties between a couple. With thoughtful vignettes and prompts for discussion, he provides needed help to couples who want to move from shared drinking to a life of shared recovery.

This is vital work so informative about how booze 'hollows out' relationships. The book is eye-opening—a real education.

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9
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224
ISBN
9781421449159
Illustration Description
3 line drawings
Table of Contents

Foreward, by Marvin Seppala
1. It's About Love
2. Why We Drink
3. Couples Who Chose Sober Love
4. What It Takes
5. A New Identity: The Sober Couple
6. Breaking Free and Moving Forward
7. A Recipe for Success

Foreward, by Marvin Seppala
1. It's About Love
2. Why We Drink
3. Couples Who Chose Sober Love
4. What It Takes
5. A New Identity: The Sober Couple
6. Breaking Free and Moving Forward
7. A Recipe for Success
8. Building a Sober Lifestyle: Shared Pleasures
9. Renovating Your Lifestyle
10. Rekindling Intimacy
11. Bumps and Potholes on the Road to Sober Love
12. Coloring Outside the Lines: Sobriety and Creativity
13. Slipping and Sliding
14. Medications for Drinking: What You Need to Know
15. Beyond a Drinking Culture
Appendix: Notes and References

Author Bios
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Joseph Nowinski, PhD

Joseph Nowinski is an internationally recognized clinical psychologist. He is the author of Recovery after Rehab: A Guide for the Newly Sober and Their Loved Ones.