Searching for Sobriety: A Family Ripped Apart by Alcohol

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Author Mollie Bach portrays the damage alcohol abuse causes families in new book.

I want to heighten awareness of the consequences families and society face from this disease.

When Judith found her alcoholic mother passed out in her own vomit she faced a startling desire. More than anything, Judith wanted to murder her mother. Faced with the opportunity to fulfill her desire, Judith takes it.

In her new book, “Paradise Lost,” author Mollie Bach uses fictional characters to demonstrate the damaging effects alcohol abuse has on families. Judith’s mother is unaware of the deep hurt she is causing her daughter, and the tragedies that will unravel as a result. “Paradise Lost” uses what seems like a hopeless situation to guide readers through the healing process of reconciliation.

“I wrote this book as a response to both my parent’s suicide, and the causes of which were linked to alcohol addiction,” said Bach. “I want to heighten awareness of the consequences families and society face from this disease.”

People have long fascinated Mollie Bach, which is why she decided to become a mental health practitioner. Her career is centered on suicide prevention and alcohol treatment programs. Bach completed extensive research on addiction while working at the Maudsley Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in south London.

“Paradise Lost,” uses a dark scenario to portray the urgency of seeking treatment for addiction and how families can support loved ones who are desperate for sobriety.

Paradise Lost
By: Mollie Bach
ISBN: 978-1504991773
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Author House

About the author
Mollie Bach works as a health advisor. She is a psychiatric advisor and has worked both at the Maudsley hospital, where she trained, and at the Priory hospital, where she ran addiction groups both for alcoholics and their families. Mollie resides in Hay-on-Wye, Wales.

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