The book is about the effects of trauma on the human brain and how that can lead to alcoholism. The author, Sally Gardner, has experienced this herself and she is an eloquent writer and speaker on this topic. She has published several books in the field of psychology and family medicine.The book can be used as a reference in many disciplines such as psychiatry, family medicine or specifically alcohol related topics such as mental health problems, substance abuse or dissociative identity disorder (DID). The book can help to understand these issues better. It also helps readers to identify with the main characters in the story.