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The Easy Way to Stop Drinking: A Revolutionary New Approach to Escaping from the Alcohol Trap Hardcover – 25 Dec 2005

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing (NY); First Printing edition (25 Dec. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402736479
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402736476
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.1 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I keep updating this review,because I think people considering reading the book need to know that it is still working. It is 5 years and 7 months ,since I stopped drinking with the help of this book..I stopped on 6th November 2010 and this has been the best 5 years 7 months of my life ...No real cravings to talk of...it really has been EASY!! If you are looking for help this is better than therapy..Have hope. It saved me from drinking myself to death. I consumed a bottle and a half of wine every night..more at the weekends..I looked awful, was 2 stone heavier and had chest pains from time to time..I was in a mess..I can see that now.I knew I had a problem, but I could not imagine life without alcohol.

All my friends are totally amazed and frankly dumbfounded. Nobody can believe it..most shocked and delighted was my husband ......Well and me too. As I look back , I cannot believe how addicted I was and how miserable I felt.

The book first of all helps you understand how alcohol has ensared you .Then dispeling many misconceptions about how much you love having alcohol in your life, it makes the idea of drinking less and less attractive. It gives such easy guidelines to follow and also prepares you for your final drink. Of course it is frightening to think of your "best friend" not being there..but as you read on , the book takes the fear away and gives you s sense of insight and courage to let go of it. I know now it never was a friend!

I feel liberated.My social life has improved .If you have any longing to be free of the guilt and emptiness that drinking burdens you with, then give this book a go. I wish I had read it years ago

This book is amazing... I had been a heavy drinker for 25 years or there abouts..
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Allen Carr is great - I stopped smoking five years ago after reading his stop smoking book. However, I was a bit disappointed when I received this alcohol one to find out it's the american version. I think the UK version is the How to control alcohol book. (Because I wanted to stop, not control my intake, I ordered this one, but I think it's essentially the same book).Anyway, there are lots of americanisms which I find quite annoying and make the message seem less credible. I only persevered with it because of the efficacy of his smoking book. Otherwise I found this book to be useful and effective (I have not had any alcohol for over a month and do not miss it). I think Amazon should make it clear that it's the same book apart from different covers and titles, and I think people in the UK would prefer the UK version.
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I disagree strongly with Russian rabit's view on this book. Fair enough if it didn't work for him, it certainly seems to be working for me however. I find it's message to be a very positive one - I was absolutely dreading giving up alcohol even though I knew it was something I had to do, perhaps it worked for me because I really wanted to give alcohol up and I already had many negative thoughts about it. This book showed me the way to burst through and trample on the stanglehold that drink had on me and on top of that it makes you feel positive about yourself in doing so. I've never been to an AA meeting - but from what I've read about them their message seems to be a lot bleaker, that the drinker themselves is flawed and needs help from a 'higher power'.

I'm nearly 38 and had been drinking since the age of 16. I've more or less always drunk more than I probably should to varying degrees. In your youth you can get away with this to a certain extent. I went from a very fit guy in my mid 20s to a not so healthy guy in my late 30s. The past 2 years my levels of drinking got far worse. Hardly a day went by where I didn't have at least 2 drinks - some days a lot more. I tried to cut down - I even managed to stop for a whole month - of course the following month I drank more than ever.

I've only stopped drinking for 3 weeks - I haven't had any major withdrawal symptoms - except for experiencing the odd urge to have a drink. Perhaps the only part of Allen Carr's message I might disagree slightly with it is now and then you might need just a bit of willpower to resist that little demon but so far these 3 weeks I've found it easier than the time when I quit smoking 6 years ago.

I now view my life without alcohol as an adventure not as something to be dreaded.
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Admit to yourself you have an alcohol problem, no matter how minor or major you think it is, and you've made the first step.
This book requires no will power to enable the process and can be read at your own pace.... reflect on each chapter as you go. It's clearly written and easy to read and understand. Written by an author who has obviously had an alcohol problem it makes the content strike a chord with your own circumstances.
At over 50 years old and after more than 30 years of drinking alchohol to varying degrees this book made it easy for me to stop drinking alcohol all together. Took me 7 days to read the book and before the last page I was comfortable to stop drinking despite temptations at hand. It has already paid for itself many times over.
It really is that easy - the nights now bring better sleep, I awake refreshed and my days are fuller and so much more enjoyable and satisfying. My mind is sharp and the true me has been liberated. Living again and loving it. Priceless.
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