244 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Includes bibliographical references (pages -228) and index.
Lush -- We are women, hear us pour -- I have to see a man about a dog -- One day at a time : A.A. and women -- Rehab nation -- The thirteenth step -- Twenty-first century treatment.
Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.