Craig Beck is a well-regarded family man with two children, a nice home, and a successful media career; a director of several companies and at one time the trustee of a large children’s charity. Outwardly, Craig was a highly successful and functioning professional man in spite of a ‘two-bottles-of-wine-a-night" drinking habit.
For 20 years he struggled to control his drinking, all the time refusing to label himself an alcoholic because he didn't believe he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed. He tried countless ways to cut down; attempting ‘dry months’, banning himself from drinking spirits, only drinking at the weekend and special occasions (and found that it is amazing how even the smallest of event can suddenly become ‘special’).
All these 'willpower' based attempts to stop drinking failed (exactly as they were destined to do). Slowly he discovered the truth about alcohol addiction and one by one all the lies he had previously believed started to fall apart. For the first time he noticed that he genuinely didn’t want to drink anymore. In this book he will lead you though the same amazing process.
Craig is known around the world as "The Stop Drinking Expert" and many thousands of people just like you have quit drinking using his method. This updated edition of the best-selling Alcohol Lied to Me is new for 2014.
No need to declare yourself an alcoholic. A permanent cure, not a lifetime struggle. No group meetings or expensive rehab. No humiliation, no pain, and 100% no ‘will power’ required. Treats the source of the problem not the symptoms.
©2014 Viral Success Ltd (P)2014 Viral Success Ltd
Every word rings true. I have great faith that by following these simple directions I can become the me I really want to be.
This was very helpful for me as it explains very clearly how we've been conditioned to treat alcohol as an inseparable part of life despite being a strong and very harmful drug (for the society and the individuals). I think it can help many. Continuous references to family situations can be annoying for someone who doesn't conform/ agree /follow to the conventional life model
"Alcohol is an attractively packaged poison"
STORY (self-help/motivational) - I used to just be a social drinker. Now I look forward to a glass of wine, sometimes two, most days after work. I've gained weight and feel guilty that I'm probably harming my health. I've made efforts to stop drinking during the week at home, but that bottle of wine always finds a way to jump off the shelf and into my shopping cart. If it doesn't, I just steal a couple beers from my hubby's weekend stash. NOT GOOD!!
This book is motivational, but it also has lots of scientific information. You will hear how alcohol is an ADDICTIVE DRUG that would not obtain an FDA approval of safety if it were introduced today. It has become socially acceptable, almost necessary. We have been brainwashed by the alcohol industry into thinking it makes us more relaxed, more confident, more fun, more sexy and that we are SUPPOSED TO DRINK at social occasions. You will hear the words in my headline over and over during this book, and you will hear why ALL drinkers are playing Russian roulette with potential addiction. Bottom line is we all need to see it for what it is and stop drinking.
Mr. Beck lays out a multi-prong attack for stopping consumption of this poison. It involves understanding the harm alcohol does to your body and its addictive properties. He suggests ways to change how you look at alcohol (including listening to a recording on his website which reprograms your subconscious mind). He also suggests the reader purchase a few supplements, which makes perfect sense when you understand why you need them. He suggests a few "new age" techniques which he admits may sound far-fetched to more traditional thinkers (myself included), but I plan to at least give them a try. I want to stop gaining weight, sleep better and stop doing harm to my body with this poison.
PERFORMANCE - The writer is a great motivational speaker and does a good job reading his own work. He has a pleasant British accent.
OVERALL - If you regularly consume alcohol and want to learn why you should stop drinking and how to do it, this book just might be what you're looking for.
"If Alcohol Is A Concern Then You Need This Book!"
I am currently up to my third listen and have picked up even more with each listen. Using a combination of his own story and a generous amount of fact Craig really makes you reconsider your long held opinions of alcohol.
Considering that I have listened to other audiobooks and read other books on alcohol I thought this may just be a refresher. Boy was I wrong! With Craig's wonderful story telling ability this is a great listen for anyone who is considering their options with alcohol.
As someone who has been alcohol free for nearly 6 months at the time of writing it would have been great to have had this book prior to embarking on my journey of sobriety. He has really opened my eyes to what I am truly capable of without alcohol especially in social situations.
I am now extremely keen to check out some of Craig's other works.
I give Alcohol Lied To Me 2 bigs thumbs up!
I enjoyed how he exposed the alcohol industry and their marketing ploys. He reminded me beer is not an enjoyable taste and it is clever marketing that makes it seem otherwise.
When you look at things differently the things you look at change. This book is ideal in helping you see alcohol different than you ever have before. It's not offensive or annoying and leaves you excited to start a new chapter in your life. Narrator does a fantastic job.
"Better than using willpower"
A non-willpower approach to quitting drinking, by removing the desire to drink in the first place.
AA places emphasis on willpower and resistance (not to mention labels), while Alcohol Lied to Me emphasizes acceptance of the truth about alcohol; most notably the deadly and poisonous effects thereof.
I also enjoyed his use of the phrase 'problem-drinker' as opposed to 'alcoholic'.
No, and I'm not interested in anything else he has written about.
I honestly believe it will sustain my journey to sobriety.
The 'health' components of this book were so incredibly sub-par that the book would have been much better without them. The hypnosis suggestions and tapping techniques are also extremely 'new-age' and didn't need to be included, either.
However, the secular-spiritual aspects addressing ways of implementing acceptance were tastefully and tactfully presented.
"Too much like the other book i purchased most of it sounds the same id like to return it"
he is really good this book is changing my life so ill keep buying his stuff
"just a really powerful kick starter. thank you! I"
I needed this BADLY! How sweet to find a way out of the demonic possession I'm in.
Had this in my wish list for a while. I wish I had purchased sooner. It's only been 2 days since my last drink, but after listening to this I feel disgusted at the thought of ingesting any more of that 'pretty packaged poison' (which is a new feeling). A must listen for anyone even contemplating cutting back or stopping completely. Bravo!
Narration was great.
Amazing! He did a great job. Great stories.
YES! I did.
If you are reading this download this now!
"I will listen to this book over and over again."
Great book. I have listened to it twice so far and plan to again as I travel this road of recovery. Thank you.
Really opened my eyes! I for one will not be touching that poison anymore! I highly recommend it to anyone if they feel alcohol is in there life.
listened in 1 sitting
saw a lot of paralells and gave me a lot of hope
very well told and compulsively witty
"felt like a bit of a rip off of Allen Carr"
I did like this book and was easier then most self help books to listen too. I particularly liked the advice on health supplements to take. however parts of the book were incredibly similar to Allen Carrs book on alcohol.
"Definitely recommend this book."
As a 'Psychic Addiction' specialist (Be Psychic Free), I work with many people who suffer from anxiety about the future. Most of them drink in order to 'escape', albeit temporarily, from their problems and anxiety. Alcohol, of course, does not solve the anxiety issues, it is often the cause. This book came to me quite by chance, I am so glad it did, because it is going to be the first thing I recommend my clients to read. As a writer, how strange that I should be writing a chapter on the importance of self-care and looking after yourself physically, only to have this book appear. This should be recommended reading for all addiction specialists, life coaches, counsellors and therapists. An excellent resource.
"thank you for writing this book!!"
Thank you so for the last 3 weeks it's the longest time I've been sober over 30 years apart from when I;was pregnant, as soon as I read alcohol lied to me it happened my road to Damascus no heavenly light just a wonderful sense of I can bet this I can have my life back and I went out and brought the supplements you said would help and they have all I seem to have is a bit of a headache and a hangover feeling in the morning which is funny as I know I haven't had a drink and don't want one-My husband and children can't believe it we went out for .my two youngest birthday and I was drinking soder water and lime juice.
Thanks again Craig for your work I think it might have saved my life!!!
I would say to any one who is struggling with alcohol to read or listen to this book I've been to AA & had councaing but it just made me feel so guilty,
So I was so shocked when l listen to this book and it made so much sense to me!!
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