The Easy Way to Stop Drinking

The Easy Way to Stop Drinking

by Allen Carr
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The Easy Way to Stop Drinking by Allen Carr

Carr offers a startling new view of why we drink and how we can escape the addiction. Step by step, with devastating clarity and simplicity, he applies the Easyway™ method, dispelling all the illusions that surround the subject of drinking and that can make it almost impossible to imagine a life without alcohol. Only when we step away from all these supposed pleasures and understand how we are being duped to believe we are receiving real benefits can we begin to live our lives free from any desire or need for drinking.
The Easyway™ method centers on removing the psychological need to drink—while the drinker is still drinking. Following the Easyway™:
• You will not need willpower
• You will not feel deprived
• You will lose your fear of withdrawal pangs
• You will enjoy social occasions more
• You will be better equipped to handle stress
The Easy Way to Stop Drinking is a landmark work that offers a simple and painless solution to anyone who wants to escape from dependency on alcohol without feeling deprived.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402736476
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 12/25/2005
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book literally fell into my hands as an answer to prayer! I had struggled with alcohol use & abuse for over 35 years, and was certain that AA was not a viable option, nor was 'treatment'. I took the book home from the library on Thursday, began reading it on Friday, finished it on Saturday, took my last drink of alcohol @ 7pm that evening, and have had NO DESIRE for alcohol since! It has been over 1 1/2 years, and I am free!!! What a blessing!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy way is a must read for anyone who thinks they may be drinking too much or has a friend or family member who might be drinking too much. I used to think I needed alcohol to have fun until I realized how it was destroying so many aspects of my life, health, job and finances. If you've ever thought for a minute that you or someone around you might be drinking too much, you have to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had struggled with whether I was drinking too much, stopped a few times for a little while, but was never able to really stop. I didn't want to go to AA as that seemed too extreme for my alcohol use as well as with a seeming fanatical twist that my intellect could not accept. This book fundamentally shifted how I thought about giving up alcohol and what alcohol "does" for me (nothing good). I have not had a drop of alcohol and only missed it on rare occasion (when I pick up the book again) in nearly seven months. I am enjoying tremendously the clarity of mind, more even emotional health and general positive direction of my life as a non-drinker. I can not recommend this book highly enough for anyone who even thinks they may not be in control of their drinking. Let it open your eyes!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book does a nice job of looking at the myths surrounding alcohol. After reading it, I am excited about my new, booze-free life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading all he reviews I still decided to read the book.  And had to twice. I decided it was only going to help me get in the right mindset for out patient treatment. (My daughter wanted me to do in patient and we'd talked about it many times).  I considered myself a functional alcoholic.  I work full time but the  minute I got home I was heading for a drink.  Half a fifth a night and a half gallon with a 12 pack of beer on the weekend.  Standard routine.  I could go 48  hours max without a drink but I was so on edge I was unpleasant to be around.  I'm only 4 months sober so not the one year that one reviewer  felt was sufficient time....but I've made it through the holidays...parties (two at new  years) and even have been to a bar with a designated driver...without a drink.  I have a fully stocked liquor cabinet I havent touched and I think I need to throw  out the beer because apparently they have "best if consmed by" dates?!   Who knew? I don't even crave one.  The only thing I have struggled with is my perception of myself and transforming the party girl that I was, to who I am now.  I am still on my path of learning who I am without booze.  But I'm free.  I can think clearly .  And I am grateful to my friends who have tolerated me when I was drinking  and have accepted my choice to quit.  A book did this!  A book!?!  For the first time in years a can see myself living without alcohol.  Easily.  My daughter agrees that going into treatment now would be a waste of time and money.  Even one AA meeting would focus more time and energy on alcohol then I've spent since quitting.  I'm moving on to lifes next adventure...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Allen Carr, author of the international bestseller The Easy Way to Stop Smoking, applies the same principles ¿ see the poison for what it is and put it down ¿ to help people deal with alcohol dependency. Carr says alcohol, like nicotine, is an addictive, poisonous drug that offers no benefits, only illusions. He forcefully disputes the long-held Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) belief that alcoholism is a fatal, incurable disease. In fact, he maintains that this fundamental AA tenet, largely supported by society and the medical profession, helps perpetuate alcoholism ¿ which he calls a 'plague on this planet.' Instead, he says, you can cure your alcoholism, and he can tell you how. We recommend this book to those who want to know more about this strategy for putting a drinking problem behind you forever.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The way Allen Carr presents this book is very easy to understand. He made it clear of the effects of alcohol on your body and aging.Now I look at alcohol in a whole new prespective. When he talked about the medias role he was so on target. I started listening to the radio and watching tv shows much closer. When I could see how easy it is for kids to think that alcohol is cool because of the media I am now much more selective on what I let my kids watch. We had a long talk with our kids to explain advertising and how things my not be what they seem. He points out what long time alcohol abuse can do to you, and if you have health problems already you dont need more. Allen Carr also put a lot of humor in this book and I think thats why it is a easy read. He does not make it out to be over shawdowing , you actually look forward to continuing this book. And if you do drink alot he does not condeem you, he enlighten you. When your done with this book you will deintly keep it for reference and to look back on. I am not a heavy drinker but after reading this book I found I can defintly live without alcohol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was drinking 10 -- 14 drinks of pure vodka every day for years and thought I would never be able to quit. That was three and a half years ago. This book was invaluable in helping me finally stop. Thank God i chose this path instead of endless AA meetings! I don't miss drinking and I have never felt deprived. Allen Carr helped me recognize the truth behind my drinking and see how to quit without willpower. It worked for me.
Jeffrey T. Boerwinkle More than 1 year ago
This book blew my mind. I am not a fall down-can't keep a job-angry drinker. At all. I love to go out with friends and every once in a while (okay maybe once a week) drink a little too much. The night usually results in a lot of laughter, over indulgence in pizza and ice cream and a lot of money spent. Never been in a fight, never been arrested, no DUI's but every time I wake up feeling anxious and depressed the next day, I think to myself "why do I keep doing this"? Lo and behold, the next "big night out" comes and I repeat the cycle. I can honestly say I HAVE NO DESIRE TO DRINK AGAIN. EVER. Willpower does not work. I have tried that. And it sucks. These are straight facts and they have changed my life. If you are even reading this review right now, chances are you should read this book. As I said in the header, it costs as much as a martini (in NYC at least). I. am. FREE.
YIPPEEE More than 1 year ago
Prior to reading this book I read Allen Carr's The Easy Way To Stop Smoking. I quit smoking after finishing the book on 7.28.08. Now I read this book too and I quit drinking on 2.22.09. I have never been happier and more proud! I advocate Allen Carr's method because it works. I've recommended these books to my friends and family and five of em' have also read/quit! Like myself all five had many previous failed attempts at quitting and each of us spent more than ½ of our lives smoking or drinking. Now we're thrilled to be free and it was EASY! You can be free too, easily, and there are only infinite gains ahead of you with nothing to loose! Yippee!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down, and it has changed my life. I haven't drank since I read it after 40 years of drinking. I gave it as a gift to a friend's son who has recently been in court for a DWI. I hope he reads it, that is all it takes.
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When he finally gets to the meat it is fairly informative. The first half is prosylityzing, preachy, and filled with assumptions not based on statistical data to back them up. Not convinced that the once a month glass of wine makes one an alcoholic . That would make delighting in a box of chocolates on Valentine's day a chocoholic?
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I purchased this book as a source of information on how to reduce my drinking. However, this is an all-or-nothing approach to drinking. The only option, (as presented in this book), to drinking is to stop drinking completely. While it offers many insights into drinking as a bad habit, it does not offer ideas on how to reduce consumption without stopping altogether. As I do not consider myself an alcoholic, quitting all alcohol consumption completely was not my objective in purchasing this book. This book offers some insights into drinking, but ultimately guides the alcoholic to therapy (also offered by the author in one of his many clinics). It is a highly readable book, but is geared to the hard-core alcoholic who may need further assistance from professionals. It is a good read for people in need of complete cessation and is valuable for this reason, but not for me.
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