• Woman of Substances

  • The savage seduction of drugs and alcohol, and the art of walking away
  • By: Jenny Valentish
  • Narrated by: Imogen Wilde
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-01-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Wavesound Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Journalist Jenny Valentish investigates the female experience of drugs and alcohol, using her own story to light the way.

Mining the expertise of leading researchers, she explores the early predictors of addiction, such as childhood trauma and temperament, and teenage impulsivity.

Drawing on neuroscience, she explains why other self-destructive behaviours - such as eating disorders and high-risk sex - are interchangeable with substance use. Valentish follows the pathways that women take into addiction - and out again. Woman of Substances is a rigorous and brutally honest listen.

©2017 Jenny Valentish (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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  • Liz Tucker
  • 07-10-18

Brilliant

Loved it could relate so much to th author's story. Great scientific info. Will listen to this again.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-18

Loved it

Interesting bio woven into narrative about women and substances and different paths to recovery. I finished it quickly because it was so easy to listen to.

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  • ciorstan
  • 04-17-18

Tough and honest

This is difficult to read in places, because it's honest. I got a lot out of it and thank the author for not pretty I g up a difficult story.

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  • Michelle
  • 11-03-17

Resonating

This book has taken me up and down on a rollercoaster as I recall my own experiences. It tapped at issues I’d forgotten (awful as they may be) and has given me a feeling of “I’m not the only one” with my own alcohol issues.
I may have the strength to speak about “things” now, however small country towns and AA are not always compatible! I was glad to hear of other options.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-17

rewarding read.

Well researched and deeply personal. As an addict in recovery I could relate. As a trans person it was so refreshing to be acknowledged.