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Fighting the good fight : one family's struggle against adolescent alcoholism
Greenleaf, Victoria C. G., 1927-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Fort Bragg, CA : Cypress House, [2002]

Physical Description:
xxi, 176 pages ; 24 cm
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Fighting the Good Fight
is intended to help and encourage young recovering alcoholics, their families, and the medical/social system the serves them. A story with a happy ending, it points the way to the possibility of happy endings for other sufferers of this cruel and destructive epidemic of our times.

Author Notes

Prizewinning poet, journalist, and public speaker Victoria Greenleaf graduated with highest honors from Michigan's Hope College. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her master's degree in psychiatry from the University of Michigan. A member of the Cleveland Psychiatric Society, Dr. Greenleaf serves on the Board of Directors of UMACC -- an alcohol and drug counseling service She has also served as the Cleveland area secretary of the Mensa Society. Committed to the literary and cultural life of her community, she leads a local Great Books discussion group. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Dr. Greenleaf currently resides in Ohio with her husband, an associate professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University. The Greenleafs have three grown sons.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
1 Farewellsp. 1
2 Down the Slippery Slopep. 3
3 Mother as Detectivep. 15
4 The Trapp. 21
5 Plots and Plansp. 29
6 Interventionp. 37
7 First Family Visitp. 43
8 David's Failurep. 53
9 Alternative Routesp. 63
10 David's Nemesisp. 71
11 Playing Both Sidesp. 83
12 Jail as an Educational Strategyp. 97
13 Finally "Step One"p. 111
14 "Operation Bootstrap"p. 121
15 Second Family Visitp. 127
16 David's Visit Homep. 141
17 Son/Family Tangop. 149
18 Climbing Out of the Holep. 159
Epiloguep. 167
Postscriptp. 169
Suggested Readingsp. 173