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Alcohol Explained

Narrated by: Nick Jermyn
Length: 6 hrs
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Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological, and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism. Alcoholism and problem drinking seems illogical to those on the outside; indeed, it is equally perplexing for the alcoholic or problem drinker. This audiobook provides a logical, easy-to-follow explanation of the phenomenon and detailed instructions on how to beat it. Despite being entirely scientific and factual in nature, the audiobook is presented in an accessible and easily understandable format.

For more information and to read the first five chapters for free, please visit www.alcoholexplained.com.

"This is an excellent book written by an inquisitive and educated author who during a period of his life suffered from alcoholism. The book explains in an easily understood language the various effects that alcohol has on our body. In my opinion the text would serve as a great handbook not only for those struggling with alcohol but also medical students as part of their education. I am sure some of my own patients troubled with alcoholism in recent years could have benefited from reading William’s book and I will be recommending it going forward." - Håvard Molvik, MD, MRCS, MSc, MRCGP

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The book title says it all

A must read for anyone wanting to understand alcohol better. The chapters are concise and educating. I decided to stop drinking a few weeks ago and this book has helped reinforced that the decision is right and will now be permanent. I will be a non-drinker for life. Highly recommended!

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  • Cindy
  • Burleigh Waters, Australia
  • 15-08-2019

Excellent book and narrator!

This book provides a no-nonsence information packet to please even the most finicky of listeners or readers. It's so nice to listen to a book that provides information, in an interesting format, that is not emotive or biased. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is sober-curious to just gather some more information in a search to be the best version of you that you can be.

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truths about alcohol

a really clear and helpful read about the truths of alcohol and its effects on our lives

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Excellent

I’ve wanted to give up alcohol for a long time. The thought of never being able to enjoy a beer again combined with the fear of the withdrawal process and the inevitable temptation for a drink delayed my decision to stop. My wife suggested I listen to William’s book. After listening, the thing that amazed me the most was how easy it was to stop drinking. Once you understand the underlying cause of your addiction and learn how to deal with it (by avoiding the craving process etc) the decision not to drink is rewarded with freedom.

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outstanding read. quit with more ease. Thank you.

the content removes any doubt about whether alcohol can be lived without. have not drunk in 15 months. odaat.

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The hard truth

A real eye opener through factual information that the reader will understand. Tell it how it really is.

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Explained perfectly

This book really gives you an In depth understanding of our relationship with alcohol and alcohols relationship with us. Everyone is unique in their journey, how we you will definitely resonate with much of the relationship alcohol has with you.

Worth reading again.

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Lifechanging

This book provides a wonderful, logical explanation of how Alcohol works when we consume it and how and why it's addictive. I can't recommend it enough, based on how it has helped me change my views around drinking.

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Brilliant

Really enjoyed this book if you like this I recommend reading Easy way to Control alcohol by Allen Carr very much along to same line

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Amazing and Insightful!!!

It’s one of the best books I have listened to. So well explained and to the point.

Definitely a book for anyone questioning their relationship with alcohol or even curious to understand what alcohol does to you, your body and your brain.

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  • Adele Adonai
  • 01-03-2018

Transformational

This book is so effective at making the reader/problem drinker understand that there is absolutely no benefit to drinking even moderately. I find it is a whole new level of effectiveness compared to AA.

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  • J. Harrington
  • 06-07-2018

An appropriate title

AE is a great book on the effects of alcohol and how those effects influence the human body and social spectrum. More importantly, William shines a light on how little we know about those effects, and how that ignorance has lead to a society where many people defend their ignorance in the name of fun.

I especially enjoyed the chapter on how the brain reacts to alcohol, after it's become used to it. Like the ability to remember the street you grew up on as a child, your brain carves similar pathways when it comes to alcohol. Only instead of the pathways being beneficial--knowing your way home--they become detrimental. If you're reading this and have become the type of person where the idea of drinking only 1 or 2 drinks for the night is unacceptable, this book will explain why. And in a way that's palatable.

If you've been a binge drinker or heavy drinker for years, and you want to stop, but don't like the woo woo mysticism of AA, this book can be a cannon in your arsenal. It explains well the effects of quitting drinking, and why even having one drink can lead to full blown relapse; often worse than before.

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  • Pauline
  • 29-03-2018

Great education on how alcohol affects our body

Very informative book! I have learned so much and was frankly amazed at the extremely negative way that alcohol robs us of our health and so much more.
Thank you for taking the time to write this book! It certainly has made a positive impact on my life, it is a MUST read for ANYONE who drinks!

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  • Patti Severe-Wise
  • 07-06-2018

outstanding

excellent information and very informative. I believe anyone can benefit from this book and have their awareness vastly improved.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-08-2019

Concerned about your alcohol intake?

If you’ve ever been concerned about how much you drink and what alcohol is doing to your mind, body and spirit, I encourage you to read (or listen to) this book! It certainly opened my eyes to what I have been doing to myself... I have only been 28 days alcohol free... but this book cements the idea that is the way I want to live from now on!
I will no doubt listen to this book several more times!

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  • Laura A Hatch
  • 07-08-2019

it helped me understand a lot better!

I read this book to get a better understanding of what my boyfriend, who is an alcoholic is going through. I thought I knew it all already, but I had a lot of aha moments reading this book. I wish the author dove into the depression side of alcoholism a little bit more and not just saying "to just seek the advice from a Dr," like every4one else does.

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  • M. Shane
  • 21-04-2018

Awesome

Awesome!! Absolutely awesome!! If you are looking for a way to stop drinking or simply want to understand how alcohol takes hold of the human body/brain please read.

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  • Liz Stacy
  • 15-04-2018

very helpful

Well read, highly recommend this book. excellent strategic ideas. easy to read and enjoyable.thumbs up.

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  • PJB
  • 05-09-2019

Excellent info

Excellent info. Walks you step by step the effects of alcohol on our bodies and then offers ideas of how to quit. A must read/listen if you’re considering quitting.

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  • Carol Nain
  • 15-08-2019

Explanatiins

The explanations for alcohol and any we drink are proactive and profound. I will be going to the website to find the link to read the first five chapped for free and sharing it with my group

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  • Miss
  • 10-03-2018

Amazing

This book is a must for anyone looking to stop drinking. The facts behind Alcohol and how it affects the mind and body are clearly explained and become a great tool in being able to quit the booze. I can’t recommend it highly enough!!

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  • LA Bath
  • 04-01-2018

To do Dry January or Not?

I really liked this especially as it was narrated by the author.
No goals are set !
The bare facts are told and it does make you think!
I do not drink heavily but am conscious that since retiring I do not have many days off.
Also over the Christmas period the tendency is to just drink too much.
Read this and you will think again. Your body your choice!

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  • bangandthedirtisgone
  • 23-08-2019

Life changing

Ok so it’s only been a couple of months but this book has seriously changed my life. It explains the logic behind what makes us drink - how we manage time and again to “over drink”, why we get “the fear”, and why we get greedy for more when we start drinking. Once I knew the reasons, drinking became much less attractive and began to seem almost completely pointless. So now I’m drinking once a month instead of 4/5 times a week thanks to this book.

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  • Daz
  • 10-01-2019

Change changing

Having read Allen Carr, been to an Allen Carr seminar and been a regular at AA, nothing had the impact on me that this has had. It simply filled in all the previous gaps and I finally get it! I can’t thanks William Porter enough.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-09-2018

Brilliant

I’ve read /listened to a lot of books on alcohol addiction and I can honestly say this book is quite honestly the best
Thank you William Porter I’ve successfully given up !

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  • A. Simmonds
  • 23-10-2019

Excellent, very influential

Well written, precisely narrated and very clear, I found this book's approach extremely helpful indeed.

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  • CautiousCarer
  • 09-10-2019

Enlightening

Highly recommended this book for anyone wanting to change their relationship with alcohol. The author does a fantastic job of explaining how it affects our minds and bodies, and the narrator is very easy to listen to. 5 stars from me (sober now 6 months!)

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  • Daniel Keith
  • 26-09-2019

A must have book for quitting drinking

This book sets out brilliantly the scientific facts around what alcohol is doing to you mentally and physically. I would challenge anyone to read this book, whether they consider they have a problem or not, and to not find at least some of the content relevant and explanatory to their own experiences.

Most other books I have read on the subject tend to lean towards NLP or a kind of hypnosis by using repetition. The problem I’ve found with these is that they might work at first, but if you then need to revisit them, say after falling back in to old ways, they are less effective the second time round. Because Alcohol Explained is fact based it stays relevant and effective.

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  • aeaeae
  • 25-09-2019

Essential Reading for anyone who drinks

Life changing thoughts and research. No jargon. No dogma. A different approach to explaining why moderation/abstinence are the minimum and ideal.

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  • nick rich
  • 21-09-2019

Essential reading for the logical (and flawed) human

Thank you mr Porter!
A very easy to understand, clear and concise way of explaining the paradoxical way we get trapped in the land of booze.
Written by someone who clearly understands the subject and the journey.

Can’t recommend it enough.