Undoubtedly a helpful book for those wishing to quit, but couldn't ignore these few things. I've never missed work or anything like that but often thought I should cut down. Hangovers, embarrassing moments, and the ever shrinking bank account due to as I now realize one of the dumbest purchases one can make. I've been a fairly heavy drinker for years, although as a shift worker it's always been hit and miss rather than regular. If I publicly admitted to reading this book, then it felt like I was publicly admitting to having a problem. Episode Links: Mar 15, 2019 Today, Annie welcomes Karolina, who was a gray area drinker for many years.
It allows you to make well-thought-out decisions, exhibits self-control and prevent the more reptilian parts of your brain from running the show. It rea The reviews are right. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to the life you have been waiting for. Like stopping smoking or anything else, no one is going to quit drinking unless they really want to, regardless of the method. Finally, with perfect clarity, this book opens the door to the life you have been waiting for.
Most importantly, it's a scientifically-proven addictive substance - so you shouldn't treat it as a personal failure when you realise you are addicted. I still want to go out with friends and enjoy a cocktail but I'm more aware of when I choose to drink and when it is just a habit. There are many points in there that work very well with Alcohol Explained and some in particular that I think are worth specifically mentioning. Other favorites include tonic and lime, iced tea, kombucha or iced coffee. There are some strong associations between alcohol and different types of cancer; ultimately alcohol is a poison. Alcohol advertisements sell an end to loneliness, claiming that drinking provides friendship and romance. This Naked Mind adds an additional layer to this.
I find myself now with more time and energy to do those things you never get round to and I feel very good about my long term health also. Annie Grace chats it up with Taryn Strong — one of the founders of She Recovers — an organization aimed at connecting, supporting, and empowering women. Grace is obviously a marketer and not a writer though her prose is better than your typical business book authors. By addressing causes rather than symptoms it is a permanent solution rather than lifetime struggle. Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives, and worry that it may even be affecting their health. It's time we send it the same way as tobacco. Not exactly a healthy attitude to have towards people you may otherwise love and respect.
So part of the solution is to carefully erase this mythology and replace it with the facts about what alcohol does to your physical and mental health, your aspirations, your friendships, your family, etc. It removes the psychological dependence allowing you to easily drink less or stop drinking. It is written in a style that is easy to read and I can recommend it to any open-minded individuals who want to get on board the wagon. The author claims the repetition will counteract the many years of alcohol marketing we've received over the course of our lives, but if anyone thinks 200 pages of logical fallacy-ridden tripe will override years of well-funded marketing and corporate control of the political machine, well, there's a bridge in Brooklyn. However, Grace is a much better and more interesting writer than Carr was.
The book was well written and provided many sources to the studies in which she draws her statements from. When you see scotch, do you picture a guy in a suit or in his chair in his den? Even though I have access to the free version, I will be buying this book because it is a very powerful book in which the author deserves to get a bit extra. She differentiates between the conscious and the unconscious mind, the first of which has these rational thoughts, the latter however being the one that keeps falling for it. I am now 52 days alcohol free so read it when I was sober. But, they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress-relief associated with alcohol, and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery. One can become addicted to anything: video games, television, sweets, sex, exercise, etc. We don't question that drugs like meth or heroin are bad for us, we'd never have anyone do a line of coke in front of our children for example.
But the author's statements are not always fully accurate, in my opinion: like her assertion at one point that people who drink are not truly enjoying it at all. Grace didn't come across to me as being a knowledgeable authority on some of the matters she writes about, so much as a determined advocate. Alan Carr's How To Control Alcohol was a much better book. I didn't want to give up drinking and I still don't. The ups and downs all negative if I really think about it of the drinkers life. I went out the night I finished the book, to bars and stared at walls full of booze, shot girls going around passing out free liquor, and for the first time in my life, I felt absolutely nothing.
I can say that I was the first person in my group of friends and fellow drinkers to try Guinness and trained myself to like it. As I understand it, the argument is that we are mentally distraught because we know alcohol has many negative effects overall, yet we are still drawn to drinking because we are conditioned to do so. But when work, marriage, and weight gain forced her to use boundaries with her drinking, she began to cram all of her drinking into the. If we're thoroughly put off, the desire to drink evaporates. Alcohol companies spend a lot of money on marketing to fool you. Being able to taste the quality between great wine and bad wine is nonsense. Mar 22, 2019 Ready to meet someone super cool? And I quit and haven't had one craving since.
Most importantly, it's a scientifically-proven addictive substance - so you shouldn't treat it as a personal failure when you realise you are addicted. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture, and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. Whether they slowly destroyed themselves from the inside or got crashed into driving home from work by a drunk driver. I would recommend this book with astericks A highly effective, clear, scientific book, that strips away the power, mystery, and bunk about booze. Annie Grace makes no apology for a hard-hitting and sometimes preachy book that says in no certain terms that alcohol is the enemy. Plus, the word makes you sound like a drug addict who can't control himself.