I am passionate about shifting the scales and helping women of all ages find their joy!

Women tell me they drink because they have problems—the truth is that they have problems because they drink. The solution stares us in the face, but we don’t like the answer, so we move on to something else: antidepressants, therapy, self-help books, yoga, holistic healers—the list goes on . . . my God, just don’t tell me to quit drinking. The real question that needs to be asked is how can you live a joyous, fulfilling life when alcohol—a depressant—gets invited along on every occasion? I am passionate about shifting the scales and helping women of all ages find their joy. Please join me as we travel on a journey that is all about changing and saving lives. It’s all about Raising the Bottom.

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Raising the Bottom

Do you worry that your drinking may have unintended consequences to your health, your family, your relationships, and your profession? We live in a boozy culture that is entrenched with the idea that women and wine go hand in hand. Is your book club really a “wine club”? Do you drink to “cope” with the anxiety of parenting and the pressures of being a mom, a wife, or a professional? In Raising the Bottom, mothers, daughters, and health professionals share their stories of why they drank, how they stopped, and the joys and rewards of being present in their lives once they kicked alcohol to the curb. In these pages, women share their drinking stories of hitting emotional bottoms—so you don’t have to. 
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Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

“Boucher offers recognition, empathy, and hope for family and friends and all women who have struggled with addiction. Highly recommended.”

                            —Library Journal (STARRED REVIEW)

 

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

Raising the Bottom brings to the forefront a very necessary and under-discussed subject. Our health-care system is currently ill-equipped to deal with the complicated problem of alcohol and drug dependence. Now more than ever, it is imperative that physicians receive better training on recognizing, understanding, and treating addiction. Only then can we be truly effective at assisting our patients in their recovery.”

—Richard Saxen, MD, Internal Medicine

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

Raising the Bottom is an excellent resource for anyone who suspects they or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. It doesn’t just focus on the problem of alcoholism, it emphasizes the solution and demonstrates that alcoholics can live wonderful, productive lives through sobriety. This is a book of hope.”

—Leslie R. Dye, MD, President, Medical Toxicology Foundation

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

Raising The Bottom provides a vivid glimpse of a family in crisis, but you’re left with a feeling of hope and an understanding that addiction is a disease.  One cannot simply have the willpower to overcome addiction; it’s a battle that can be won through God’s grace.”

— Jill Kingston, Executive Director, Brigid’s Path

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

Raising the Bottom reveals the truth about alcohol in a bold and personal way. Boucher shares the warning signs to help women before it’s too late. It gets to the heart of the problem, but offers hope for recovery and a life after alcohol.”

Barbara Daniel, Publisher/Editor, The Cleveland Women’s Journal

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

“Spoken from the heart. Raising the Bottom is a refreshing take on the issues women have as caretakers and enablers. Boucher writes in a straightforward manner that both the long-time worker in our industry and those new to recovery can comprehend. The stories are relevant to the trials that all women share. Entertaining as well as educational!”

—Stanley Stone, President, Resources for Recovery

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

“Extremely helpful to women (and men) who have been in the grip of alcohol and drugs, Raising the Bottom will help alcoholics understand why they do what they do, and provide hope and courage for them to take the steps to overcome. I can especially relate to the stories in the book as they are so similar to my own victory over addiction. Boucher outlines the steps and principles that help so many to rise above the hopelessness of addiction and take back control of their lives.”

—Norbert H. Kox, visionary artist

Praise for "Raising the Bottom"

Raising the Bottom brings to the forefront a very necessary and under-discussed subject. Our health-care system is currently ill-equipped to deal with the complicated problem of alcohol and drug dependence. Now more than ever, it is imperative that physicians receive better training on recognizing, understanding, and treating addiction. Only then can we be truly effective at assisting our patients in their recovery.”

—Richard Saxen, MD, Internal Medicine

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