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Friends pen "In the Drink Surviving the Alcoholic" to help others

Local authors pen In the Drink...

VENTURA, Calif. - When friends found out they both had alcoholic brothers they decided to write a book about it.

Celeste Weingardt and Irene Henry decided to name it "In the Drink Surviving the Alcoholic."

They held a launch party at A Secret Place Salon and Day Spa in Ventura on Sunday. The authors considered it ironic since the book encourages people not to keep secrets. 

Celeste Weingardt said, "The first step is just sharing your story with someone else, whether that is family or a good friend or someone here, because making it not a secret makes you feel better."
Henry said she hopes" "In the Drink" gives people hope.

The book published by Seagull Publishing may be ordered on Amazon. A book signing tour in Ojai and Santa Barbara is in the works.

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