Becki Bateman Divulges the Middle Signs of Alcoholism in New Book

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Author and educator releases ‘The Male Teenager's Nine Middle Signs of Alcoholism’.

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Many people still carry a stereotypical image of who an alcoholic is and what he or she does. The trouble is that this stereotype applies to only the chronic stage of alcoholism – a stage that only represents three percent of the alcoholic population. What about the other 97 percent?

In “The Male Teenager's Nine Middle Signs of Alcoholism” (published by Inspiring Voices), authors Becki Bateman with Dave Payne explore the fact that while many teens would be part of that 97 percent, most have a tough time accepting the fact that they might be alcoholics. One in 10 people who drink in the U.S. are alcoholics – approximately 17.6 million people. What’s more, each alcoholic directly affects five to eight people, including their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, closest relatives, and friends.

Bateman decided that when nearly 18 million American adults have problems with alcohol, it’s time to start tackling the problem. An experienced educator and recovering alcoholic from an alcoholic family, Bateman also wrote a weekly column for her local newspaper that brings awareness to alcohol issues and presented at numerous alcohol and chemical dependency conferences. Her advice is practical and applicable.

“The Male Teenager's Nine Middle Signs of Alcoholism”
By Becki Bateman, with Dave Payne
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 60 pages | ISBN 9781462405916
E-Book | 60 pages | ISBN 9781462405923
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Over 30 years ago, Becki Bateman began her journey to recovery. She has attended many national conferences on alcoholism and has worked as a volunteer with teens for alcohol and drug awareness programs. She is retired from a 35-year career in teaching.

Dave Payne was a retired corrections officer with 12 years of experience as an employee assistant program (EAP) coordinator. He attended a special summer alcohol studies program at Rutgers University. He had spent over 1,000 hours participating in alcohol and drug training seminars and workshops.

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