Editor Colin Martin and his contributors provide an excellent guide on how to offer balanced support and advice for people with alcohol dependency. All aspects are covered, from the physical implications of alcohol misuse to the complex care needs of clients with other social and medical issues such as substance misuse. The book's major strength is that it offers many solutions but never appears to judge the subjects. All aspects are dealt with in an open and fair manner. This book will enable healthcare professionals to make more informed decisions about the complex subject of alcohol dependency.