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In Alcohol Explained 2 William Porter develops his insight into the alcohol phenomenon, and provides the tools you need to retake control of your life for good.

©2019 Samuel Christopher Watts (P)2020 Samuel Christopher Watts

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Not as good as the first one.

a little repetitive, first one much better. would have been good to see more strategies

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  • Tim
  • 26-07-2021

Thank you William Porter.

The tone and pitch of both of William’s ‘Alcohol Explained’ books have been perfect for an educated and generally high functioning person such as myself; schoolteacher, family man. I managed to quit alcohol some years ago after acknowledging the hold it had over me, and maintain long periods of abstinence. However, I believe I suffered for several years from unconsciously clinging to an idea that one day I might be able to start over as a moderate or ‘normal’ drinker. The occasional re-listen to William’s ‘Explained 2’ in particular, really helps me to perceive the nonsense of this idea and clear me of the notion that alcohol must still have something positive to offer me. William’s ‘fantasy’ versus ‘reality’ of our perception of alcohol’s effect is very nicely articulated and a powerful tool to have in one’s mind.

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The most helpful book to understand alcohol

A must read for anyone who wants to understand alcohol, informative and entertaining. Can't recommend this book enough and its up to date with the times we are living in.

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  • 07-05-2021

A must read!

Fantastic book! Very insightful.
An excellent addition to his first book.
Definitely has helped me to see the real truth about alcohol and assisted me in my journey to sobriety.

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Nice complement to Alcohol Explained

Alcohol Explained 2 is a great reprise of many of the concepts in Alcohol Explained 1; but it goes further and introduces other ideas which the author has considered since writing the original.

By the time you complete AE1 and AE2 you will be well placed to implement any changes you desire to your relationship with alcohol.

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Straight Up Much Needed Information For a Life

Just what I needed and going to listen again. Clear Consise and valuable information!!
Thank you Willam

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Great book

Really interesting and informative. Good mixture of science and experience. Not preachy and Nick narrates beautifully. Thank you William

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Absolute Lifechanger

Rivetted to this book all the way through. Cemented my life changing decision to quit alcohol after listening to the first book. Excited about my new life ahead. Recommending these 2 books to all those struggling with alcohol addiction. Thankyou

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Brilliant book

Brilliant. The most helpful book with results I have ever read. Definitely recommend! You won’t be disappointed. Thank you William Porter.

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Thank You William Porter

Easy to understand, easy to implement and immensely beneficial. Has propelled my mindset and determination for an amazing life without alcohol.

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  • Laura Callan
  • 27-01-2021

Just brilliant

I just can’t recommend enough. I have listened to book 1 and 2 and it’s working. I’m telling everyone I can to get these books. Thank you for making giving up drinking easier

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  • 24-08-2020

effective for me

a good follow up to the first, but not a lot of new content. reinforcement is a better description

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  • Sarah K.
  • 20-05-2020

Perfect follow up to Alcohol Explained 1

Thank you William Porter for writing this book! I've already listened and then listened again. The new information is fantastic and works to creates a deeper understanding of how to live life alcohol free!

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  • wendy
  • 09-07-2021

I never thought it would be this easy

I was at the point of giving up that I would ever be able to control the alcohol I was drinking. I never imagined that the answer for me was so simple. This book really opened my eyes and I have completely changed my life with actually very little effort. It really can be that easy!

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  • JE
  • 23-02-2021

Worried about the lack of science

I have concerns that the author doesn’t properly cite research. He notes in the opening that readers are invited to Google the science. But that feels lazy and a disservice to the reader. He relies heavily on the science of the brain balancing the depressant effects of alcohol with stimulant chemicals. And he seems to extrapolate a great series of effects from that phenomenon. I will continue to listen but see the above as deeply concerning.

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  • Dr. T
  • 08-10-2020

The Title Says It All!

This book was excellent, and offered many common sense strategies to quit alcohol. It explained so much about the way alcohol works and how it hijacks our brain! I will refer this book to many others who desperately need this. TR

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-09-2020

A must read!

EVERYONE and anyone who has ever questioned their health and the impact that drinking alcohol has on their well being needs to read both Alcohol Explained 1 and 2. The information contained in these books helped me get my health back on track. I had no idea just how badly drinking alcohol was affecting my digestion, inflammation, anxiety, weight, and my sleep. I am happily alcohol free and reaping huge benefits from it. Thank you, William Porter!

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  • Rafael Dorado
  • 18-07-2021

Very Effective

I think this approach of understanding what really alcohol is, versus the approach of “alcohol is great, but I am not suited for”, is very effective for many.

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  • Kelly Kaye
  • 03-07-2021

Very informative!

This book makes some very nice points! I have listened to many books, this one and ‘alcohol explained’ make total sense to me! I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about alcohol and the truth behind it!!

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  • Kathryn
  • 21-03-2021

great book!

Loved it! Great info & easy to listen to. Would definitely recommend both Alcohol Explained 1 & 2

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  • Andrew Brown
  • 18-01-2021

Thank you so much

I have quitted alcohol for 4 months and have read both books on Alcohol explained without them I’m confident I would be back drinking
With lockdown I’m not sure if this is why I’m struggling so much,I have been drinking 45 years. I keep going back to the books when I fear I will be tempted and realise it is not worth it.
I worry when lockdown passes that I will drink on my holidays, but I will continue to read these 2 books for strength
I really recommend the books to all drinkers who realise they might have a alcohol related problem
Thank you William Porter
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-10-2020

Day 5 of sobriety

Having read both the Alcohol Explained books this is the first time in 30 years I feel I may just be able to do sobriety! So excited I could cry!! Love these books. They explain what alcohol is and does and how my mind processes it’s effects in a practical way that makes sense. Tried other books and blogs even AA but finally I may just be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Only day 5 now but listening to this tolls book over and over to keep me on target. God bless you for taking time out of your life to help others by writing it x

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  • Golf
  • 22-09-2020

super stuff. fine tunes ideas in AE1 and adds more

Same carefully thought through, clearly expressed and bulletproof arguments (there are so many), backed up with irrefutable experiential desriptions and proof (including reference to one scientific paper, although please don't let that put you off) as last time. After all human understanding of the impact poisons have only progresses so fast. However, this provides more granularisation and details about how to overcome practical difficulties in achieving/maintaining sobriety. I am biased because I am in it (as the anonymous dad in chapter 6), having met the author since reading AF1. But I believe it's really is as good as the first if not better. BOTH books do what it says on their covers.

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  • Anthony
  • 13-06-2020

Excellent material

This is an amazing follow-up to Alcohol Explained. You should listen to the first book before moving on to this one. Both are essential listening if you wish to free yourself of the alcohol trap easily, happily and permanently. William Porter is a very enlightened individual. I look forward to his future works.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-05-2020

Brilliant book just as good as alcohol explained 1

this book is a must for anyone who wishes to stop drinking . it goes in depth of how alcohol effects our brain and the nature of addiction. it offered lots of tools and advise on dealing with cravings, and how to alter your mindset towards alcohol. it's just as good as Williams other books alcohol explained 1 and diet and fitness explained I've got both on audible and are a brilliant listen

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  • Jayne Parkin
  • 15-05-2020

Very helpful and easily followed. I start today

Great book and told well. I am clear to succeed. 5 Stars Thank you. WP

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-2021

Yep - it’s a game changer

Does exactly what it says on the tin. This and the first AE have changed my perspective on alcohol and crucially they have removed my desire to EVER DRINK AGAIN. Factual. To the point. Effective.
I read these books out of curiosity (wanting to gain control over alcohol) and emerged thinking “why would I actually ever drink again”. Two months sober and counting

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  • Ms A I Baddiley
  • 19-01-2021

Best quit lit book I’ve listened to yet.

I’ve read quite a few books over the past couple of years and this one I’ve found the best yet.
Well worth a read/listen to if you’re interested in quitting the booze.
Thank you William Porter x

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  • Jacqueline H
  • 23-12-2020

Another great read

It is very easy to listen to, and whether you want to give up drinking or understand the effects on your mind, sleep and body, this book is great.

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  • Judith Varley
  • 17-12-2020

Brilliant

These 2 books have helped me so much. I highly recommend this book to anyone that struggles with alcohol. Brilliant and beautifully written.

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