Not so long ago the definition of someone with an alcohol problem was someone who drank more than their GP. Now alcohol 'abuse' and binge drinking are regularly in the news. Many people consume more than the recommended units of alcohol per day or per week, sometimes by a large margin. But how realistic are those recommendations anyway, and what should you do if you think you have a problem? Written by a well-known cognitive behavioural therapist, "The Haynes Alcohol Awareness Manual" examines all aspects of the use and abuse of this popular recreational drug. Following the tried and tested Haynes formula, there are detailed explanations of how alcohol affects the different parts of the body, why drinking is enjoyable and what happens if you overdo it. The effects of alcohol on relationships and performance at work are also considered. There is advice on how to tell if alcohol is a problem, and on where and how to seek help if necessary. Technical illustrations and charts in the familiar Haynes style are complemented by jokes and cartoons.