STRONGLY recommended reading, and an unlikely selection too.
Full disclosure– I am not an alcoholic (some of you might cordially disagree), nor am I member of AA, nor do I have a close family member who is (that I know of). I have simply been privileged to make the acquaintance of someone who is, and who has gotten through it.
This is a book about fixing broken people; a remarkable book, and I strongly commend it to officers, especially lieutenants and captains. It is a near-certainty that company-grade officers are going to run across Marines and soldiers and sailors and airmen with serious drinking problems. Some of them– many of them the true “break glass in case of war” types– will defy all attempts to stay dry and out of trouble. Those are the ones who really need help, and I’m going to go out on a limb and assert that few officers are well equipped to know what do to except state the old stand-by, “Clean yourself up or you’re going to be shit-canned.” This is a path to success for them.
If I had read it back when I was a battery commander, it would have changed some of my disciplinary actions. Consider it professional development.