Unafraid of a challenge, Whitaker founded her own path to sobriety, and it may offer inspiration to others in need of guidance or permission to find their own paths, too ... Whitaker presents thought-provoking facts about the effects of alcohol that most readers will be unaware which, once learned, should be cause for serious reflection, including the scientific consensus that drinking alcohol can cause certain types of cancer, including breast cancer. Whitaker is the founder of the alternative treatment program Tempest.
Throughout, Whitaker outlines her own methods of addiction recovery to encourage women to quit using drinking as a coping mechanism for the pressures of everyday life ... Part self-help, part recovery memoir, this personal account provides useful and inspiring techniques for addiction recovery.
... empowering ... A celebration of the nondrinking life, the narrative offers personal stories (such as making new friends while sober) and tips on managing one’s recovery (find a therapist, snack healthily). Whitaker is an amiable narrator, and her book serves as a helpful resource for those who wish to eliminate alcohol from their lives, and who want a glimpse at how liberating not drinking can be.