If I had rated this book as soon as I had finished it, it would have got 5 stars, 10 if possible. However 6 weeks later, and while I have not had a drink, I can only give it 2. Why? I think the answer will be obvious and I hope it resonates with some people if only to make me feel better! Simply put the euphoria just wore off.... and I don't kow why. The idea that alocohol might play a more complicated internal role in some peoples lives is something I'm now trying to figure out...maybe it does have physiological roots that some peoples bodies simlpy react differently to alcohol than others, I don't know. The psychology of the book is almost identical to the Allen Carr smoking book, by which I gave up over ten years ago and never smoked again so I understand the 'willpower' theory very well. I am however, now off drink purely by willpower, I'm sort of miserable and I miss have something to look forward to...eg glass wine with pizza, meeting friends for eveningout etc! I must add that I do not crave the alcohol itself, its deeper than that. I agree trying to control something is 'torture' but at the moment I am finding this new alternative worse!! Maybe I will email JV for advice. I admire him and have read some of his other books and I am deeply conflicted writing this review but I just want to be honest. Maybe its easier for him to stay motivated to stay off the booze, this is part of his living after all, me on the otherhand, I'm a 35 stay at home mum to 2 small kids, one of which has special needs. They are my motivation to stay healthy and fit and why I wanted to stop in the first place but occasionally I would like some relief from my own thoughts and alcohol now in retrospect did seem to provide this, no matter what anyone says.