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Allen Carr
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1 Dec 2002

Allen Carr's Easy Way To Control Alcohol marks a landmark in our understanding of why alcohol has such a grip on our society and offers the solution to anyone who sincerely wants to turn their back on a problem that ruins lives, tears families apart, fuels crime and costs the economy billions of pounds every year. Allen Carr has established himself as the world's greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling THE EASYWAY TO STOP SMOKING has sold over 3 million copies in over 20 languages. In Easy Way To Control Alcohol, he now turns his revolutionary method to the question of drinking and offers a startling new view of why we drink and how we can escape from the 'alcohol trap'. Allen Carr's Easyway To Control Alcohol is bold and controversial and takes issue with many experts in the field and much received wisdom.

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  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing (1 Dec 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0572028504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0572028503
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 13.2 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,639 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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174 of 174 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This man was a genius. RIP Allen Carr 17 Jun 2009
By shainee
I sent off for this book after waking up with yet another hangover on a Monday morning and wanting (again) to do something about the amount I was drinking. I have been drinking every day since my marriage broke up 14 years ago, leaving me with a 2 year old and a 3 month old baby.

Although I have always been what I used to call a 'normal' drinker since the age of 18 or so, when my ex husband walked out I really turned to the bottle to help me deal with my feelings of loneliness, despair and misery . As soon as the boys were in bed I would start on the wine (luckily, my mum moved in with me so I wasn't the only 'responsible' adult around), and this has pretty much continued as the boys have grown up, so they are more than used to seeing me with a bottle (or two) of wine every evening.

It says something about the durability of the human body and spirit that I have been able to bring these boys up to become normal, great teenagers, and hold down a responsible and stressful job, which takes me away to Europe most weeks, whilst dosing myself with poison on a regular basis.

I read the book in one sitting, and I have never felt so positive about the future, both for me and the boys. I haven't had a drink for 7 days, which in itself is a miracle, but the thing that has amazed me is - I haven't WANTED a drink! After tea, the norm was for me to slouch in front of the TV or my laptop, watching inane programmes, or chatting rubbish to strangers in chat rooms. For the past week, the boys and I have gone out for bike rides, we've gone for a walk in the park to feed the ducks and done loads of things I wouldn't have dreamed of doing before because it either interrupted my drinking or involved driving, and I have never driven whilst under the influence.
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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A higher euphoria than any drug! 23 Jun 2007
I stumbled on this book by chance, and I feel SO lucky I did. Before finishing the book, I knew that I would never drink again. It really opened my mind to the brainwashing we're subject to of how we're incomplete without alcohol (or whatever) and now I feel excited all the time about life and how good it is. My friends ask me what are the benefits are not drinking? You're crazy! One thinks I need to see a psychiatrist! But the benefits I've found are that I can think more clearly, I have more time and I am less stressed. But it's not just about not drinking. It's realising that life is about seeking JOY, not drowning sorrows, or needing a drug to have fun. This book was a revelation for me in many ways, and I feel excited about projects I'm doing. It's made me realise the vast amount of false facts and myths we're bombarded with, and I feel so much richer, happier and content than ever before. It's been over 2 months for me (not that I've been counting, I haven't missed it) of feeling on top of the world to have escaped the prison. At first some people couldn't comprehend what I decided to do (I'm known for liking red wine) but even some hardened drinkers are now saying to me...'That book...could I borrow it?'. Of all the products in the world that say 'This Will Change Your Life', this one actually WILL.

Edit 27th June 2008
One year on I'm still a non-drinker. When I wrote last year's review I was really on top of the world! I'd say I'd come down a bit since then, but I have had a lot of success in my working life; so I suspect my lack of drinking has had something to do with that. At this stage I still don't desire alcohol; in fact I couldn't imagine anything worse!
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187 of 194 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is Great Book 21 Jan 2006
By A Customer
And it actually works. Just basically gives you the reason why drinking is pointless, in a clear and sensible way. When you read the book, you'll wonder why you ever bothered wasting your life getting drunk. It may be difficult to believe but giving up alcohol is quite simple, and Carr will dispel the myth that once a drunk.. always a drunk..You don't need the AA, read this book. It actually works.
I used to drink a couple of bottles of wine on most nights and try to hold down a very professional job. I'd wake up feeling awful, and look extremely haggard. I'd have to have regular facials, go on strict diets and spend long periods of time in bed in order to recover. How I managed to hold down my job, I don't know. On top of having a professional job, I'm also quite vain about my looks and despite what the drink was doing to my face and my body, I still continued to drink but find ways to get around this by foolishly taking milk thistle and drinking loads of water to counteract it.
anyway, a few months ago, I decided enough was enough, I bought this book and I’ve stopped, just like that. I thought it would be hard and i could never imagine my life without alcohol, but actually its pretty easy once you realise what alcohol is.. even 'nice' drinks like baileys and good ole champers. Carr knows what he is talking about. I have very little faith in most therapies, as I believe that if you're gonna stop the abuse, you have to do it by yourself. Well this is what Carr does, he hands the choice back to you, but without you even realising it.
Do not read the book 'pissed'... read it sober.. and then have a drink.. by the end of the book, you'll realise that you don't actually want to drink and for sensible reasons.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh My God
I gave up smoking with the easy way to stop smoking so when I realised I was drinking too much and found this book I had to give it a try. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by lazy bones
4.0 out of 5 stars For someone else
I used Easyway to Stop Smoking and I stopped. I can't comment on Easyway to Control Alcohol because I bought the book for someone else and as yet have not received any... Read more
Published 13 days ago by David Fisher
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant!
Just brilliant. I quit smoking with Allen Carr 10 years ago successfully and enjoyed it, so thought this would be a good read as I no longer wanted to have to drink. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Sarah
1.0 out of 5 stars Weak argument
The author keeps urging the reader to "keep an open mind" but this book is little more than a hash of personal prejudice and amateur psychology. Read more
Published 20 days ago by T. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars All You Ever Need To Know To Quit
This book is all anyone needs to read in order to stop their drinking, no matter how much the drinker drinks. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting, you don't have to be heavy drinker to appreciate...
Would highly recommend to most of society to show that 'wine o'clock' is a dangerous accepted lifestyle in today's world.
Published 1 month ago by Mrs R M Chamberlain
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book so far
This is the best book I've bought so far.Its hard to believe that just by reading it that I no longer drink but it really worked. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nicola Davidson
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Way
Had to read this book twice, as failed to understand on the first attempt. I am now using easy way and would certainly spread the word, easy way to quit smoking is also fab!
Published 1 month ago by debbie stepney
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up
Bought this last year, but never finished reading until this January .
I don't think I was ready till then to try stop drinking . Read more
Published 2 months ago by phono
2.0 out of 5 stars No Secret Method
The secret Easyway can be summed up as: alcohol tastes bad, has no health benefits, and has nasty side affects, therefore no sane person would drink it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Steve
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