Is abstinence the only way? Millions of recovering alcoholics choose abstinence as their path to recovery. But what about those for whom going cold turkey is not working?  What are the other options and what new treatments are on the horizon?  NPR’s Diane Rehm explores these and other issues related to alcoholism on her July 14, 2014 show.


Bankole Johnson, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Director of the Brain Science Research Consortium at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Carrie Wilkens, Co-founder and clinical director, The Center for Motivation and Change.

Beth Kane-Davidson, Director of the Addiction Treatment Center at Suburban Hospital.

Gabrielle Glaser, Journalist and author of “Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink — And How They Can Regain Control”.

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