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Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D. APA-CPP Alcoholism and Other Substance Use Disorders

Barbara L. Wood, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and author practicing in Bethesda, Maryland. She specializes in the treatment of addiction and trauma. She is the author of two books about the impact of familial alcoholism. Her first book, Children of Alcoholism:The Struggle for Self and Intimacy in Adult Life, was published in 1987 by New York University Press and is listed in the current New York Review of Books as one of the best books in print. Her second book, Raising Healthy Children in an Alcoholic Home was published by Crossroads/Continuum in 1992 and recently updated and re-released. It is currently available in paperback and electronic form on

“Unpickled” Shows us that recovery is a process, not an event in this important post: How I Knew It Was Time to Quit Drinking

Originally posted on UnPickled:
If there is one question I am most asked about living alcohol-free, it is “How did you know it was time to quit drinking?” Only occasionally is this question asked with dancing eyes that reveal a quest for titillation: I want to hear every detail of…