The book is divided into three sections: The Problem, The Solution, and The Future. The authors contend that physicians who rely strictly on DSM-IV criteria woefully underdiagnose the disease. One of the co-authors presents his drinking history to illustrate that point. The chapter on the solution, i.e., prevention and treatment, reminded me of a 1997 book by a psychiatrist, Robert L. Dupont, titled The Selfish Brain(1, 2). Dupont advocated reliance on 12-step, abstinence-based programs as the sine qua non for the solution to any addiction.