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In 1994 as a result of their alcoholism, Lilian and Murdoch MacDonald were down and out, sleeping rough in the streets and parks of Cambridge, the English university town where, a quarter of a century before, Murdoch had studied for an honours degree.
Refusing to accept what they consider to be the outmoded myths and dogma of Alcoholics Anonymous, Lilian and Murdoch set about searching for the underlying causes of their self-harming behaviour problem, which they discovered lay in childhood.
Although Lilian and Murdoch's upbringing caused their problems, they themselves take full responsibility for their drinking, most importantly because taking responsibility for one's own actions is the starting point on the road to recovery.
As a result of their endeavours, the couple are today back home in Ayrshire, Scotland, leading normal lives again, with their problems of alcoholism and Lilian's associated eating disorder well and truly behind them. Controversially, they are also now able to drink alcohol responsibly again, if and when they so wish.This book is the inspiring story of their journey.
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Both a wonderful love story and a challenge to conventional wisdom about how people can recover from drinking problems. -- Eminent addiction expert Dr Stanton Peele PhDSynopsis:
In 1994, Lilian and Murdoch MacDonald were destitute, sleeping rough in Cambridge. Refusing to accept Alcoholics Anonymous methods, the couple set about searching for the underlying causes of their self-harming behaviour problem. Thanks to their endeavours, the couple are today back home in Ayrshire, Scotland, leading normal lives again.
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Book Description Melrose Books, 2005. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111905226144