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  • I Forgot to Stay Sober: How I Nearly Died Kicking My Addiction to Alcohol

  • By: J.T. Wahlberg
  • Narrated by: JT Wahlberg
  • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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I Forgot to Stay Sober: How I Nearly Died Kicking My Addiction to Alcohol

By: J.T. Wahlberg
Narrated by: JT Wahlberg
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After two decades of mental, emotional, and physical afflictions, J. T. Wahlberg had had enough, and he was all set to end his 20-year addiction to alcohol. There was just one problem: He “forgot” to research the potential risks of detoxing on his own without any medical supervision.

Armed with cans of Campbell’s Chunky soup, plenty of water, and a few tips he had picked up from the movie Trainspotting, he hunkered down in his apartment for what he imagined would be a couple of days of pain followed by a life of sunny sobriety. Instead, it’s a miracle he survived to tell his story.

In between describing his harrowing do-it-yourself alcohol withdrawal experience, Wahlberg recounts how and why he became addicted to alcohol in the first place, the negative effects his addiction had on his health and his personal and professional life, and his unconventional approach to sobriety over the past six years. He also offers a blistering critique of alcohol’s socially accepted and yet destructive role in society and urges listeners to reconsider their relationship to this highly addictive substance.

©2021 JT Wahlberg (P)2021 JT Wahlberg

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Not your typical memoir

This book isn’t about long term friendships or long lost romances. It’s about alcohol and the difficulties in giving it up. Simple as that. Simple story told honestly and rawly. I really liked it.

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