Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom

Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom

by Veronica Valli


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ISBN-13: 9780989641401
Publisher: Ebby Publishing
Publication date: 12/06/2013
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Veronica has worked as a therapist and life coach specialising in addiction for over ten years; her experience includes working with young people in the criminal justice system, primary care adult treatment, outreach services and private practice. Veronica has also worked in local government, delivering local drug and alcohol strategies.
As a recovered alcoholic and drug addict, she has personal experience of what it takes to recover from an addiction. Veronica struggled with alcoholism through most of her twenties. As a binge drinker, she was aware for some time that something was wrong but was unable to define what it was; a chance meeting led to her finally getting help and turning her life around.
At the height of her addiction, Veronica was unable to go to work without the aid of a drink; her life and confidence were in tatters. She got sober in 2000 at the age of twenty-seven. She now uses this experience to help and inspire others. She fully believes that all alcoholics and addicts can recover if they have access to the right kind of help, and that they can then go on to live life to the full.
She is committed to educating and informing the public on problem drinking and addiction and has appeared regularly on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire as a specialist guest. She has also appeared on the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV, and an ITV programme entitled The Truth About Binge Drinking; she has also appeared in national magazines and publications, discussing recovery from alcoholism.

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Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very deep book that gives concrete examples from her clients' stories. She knows the subject inside and out. A big insight was that many alcoholics always felt different from even the youngest of memories. Sounded true with my relative whose sister described him as always older than he appeared. After reading the Big Book of AA, I prefer this one. I had not heard the term going geographical, maybe it is British, but it too rang true. Reminds me of the saying "wherever you go, there you are". Highly recommended.
twylyghtbay More than 1 year ago
Good book for alcohol abuser to read when they decide they want to take control of their lives. Book is written to help abuser identify why they have developed a dependence on alcohol and then try to build life in which they can be spiritually happy and a non-user. Spiritually or internally happy is not used in a religious context, but as a way to describe a person’s unhappiness with themselves and their life. Why You Drink And How To Stop provides guidelines on how to determine what is the base cause of the abusive behavior, even if it is a subconscious reason, and then provides examples of how other recovering alcoholics have rebuilt their lives and how the reader can also. This book is a good start for anyone with an abuse problem of any kind. Self-destructive behavior can lead to many kind of abuse alcohol, drugs, gambling which lower self-esteem which is already low. If you do not find out what is at the base and correct it, most likely a person will continue to use or move on to abuse something else. The author is clear that it is a very difficult journey, but that in the end life quality is significantly improved once an inner balance is achieved. If you are tired of uncontrolled drinking and would like to change how you are living your life, this is definitely the first book you should read.