New Book Offers Fresh Perspective on Alcoholism

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Veteran psychotherapist Dr. Santi Meunier brings fresh vision to age-old problem, provides promising new solutions

There are over 20 million active alcoholics in the United States alone, costing the national economy over 30 billion dollars a year. These are the dominant issues that drive Dr. Santi Meunier’s Dying for Drink: All About Alcoholism (published by iUniverse), a new non-fiction that covers the history of alcoholism and alcoholism treatment.

“Alcoholism is a silent and deadly epidemic that is putting a tremendous strain on the entire global community,” say Meunier. “And it is getting worse.”

Dying for a Drink is written for the lay person and professional alike. It is written to cover not only the history of the disease but the latest research and development. Meunier’s personal experience with alcoholism treatment, including her creation of the Holographic Treatment Plan, offers her the credibility and insight necessary to off persuasive research.

The core of Dying for a Drink is 12 personal stories of alcohol abuse and recovery; each of them is written from a different economic background and culture, illustrating the diverse and widespread culpability of alcoholism sufferers. The book also offers an easy “How To” section, which offers the unfamiliar several warning signs of behavior or attitudes that may signal an alcohol abuse problem.

Perhaps the most unique aspect of Meunier’s book is its attention to the differences each gender experiences in relation to alcoholism. She explores the long-term effects, noting how gender medicine might impact it in the future.

About the Author
Dr. Santi Meunier has been a psychotherapist for over 20 years, helping individuals and families recover from the devastating effects of alcoholism and other forms of addiction and abuse. She received her doctorate in chemical dependency from Madison University, graduating summa cum laude.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Chapters Indigo in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniverse on Twitter.


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