Allen Carr's Easy Way to Control Alcohol Paperback – 1 December 2002
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- Publisher : Arcturus Publishing (1 December 2002)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0572028504
- ISBN-13 : 978-0572028503
- Dimensions : 13.4 x 21.5 x 1.7 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 507,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Allen Carr (1934-2006) was a chain-smoker for over 30 years. In 1983, after countless failed attempts to quit, he went from 100 cigarettes a day to zero without suffering withdrawal pangs, without using willpower and without gaining weight. He realised that he had discovered what the world had been waiting for - the Easy Way to Stop Smoking - and embarked on a mission to help cure the world's smokers.
Easyway has grown to become a global phenomenon with seminar centres in 150+ cities in more than 50 countries around the world. Allen Carr's Easyway books, online video programmes, and live group seminars have helped an estimated 50 million smokers worldwide. A vast majority of those happy non-smokers became aware of the method as a result of personal recommendation from their friends, family, and colleagues.
Allen Carr is now recognised as the world's leading expert on helping smokers to quit and has sold over 16 million books on the topic. His Easyway method has been successfully applied to a host of issues including weight control, alcohol and other addictions and fears. In 2006, Allen was diagnosed with lung cancer and passed away that November handing responsibility for Easyway over to his closest and most trusted colleagues.
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Minor critism....the book , in my opinion, could be shaved by 25% and still be effective
Gave up from time to time but always had that thought I'll be right will only have few got it under control now. .
Was wrong every time. .
After reading book have no desire to have another drink..
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At times it can be challenging, particularly (for me) socially, but as time goes by it gets easier and easier.
Read the book and good luck!
To the one star reviewer who ‘only’ wants to cut down from drinking twice a week to once, I would ask why you have unable to do such a seemingly simply thing of your own volition? You are obviously in the alcohol trap exactly as this book describes, and though ‘only’ drinking twice per week, you are obviously not in control hence the reason for buying the book.
To the one star reviewer who is ‘grown up enough’ to know they like the taste of wine, I would ask why did you buy a self-help book advertised to help you control alcohol? You are in the alcohol trap the book describes, the same as I was.
If drinking wine was about flavour, supermarkets would have aisle after aisle of alcohol-free versions with history and vintages just like normal wine, but they don’t. When you consider that there is no mass market for alcohol-free wine, and if you can figure out and accept the reason why, you might reconsider your ‘reasons’ for drinking.
So I finally read it. I could see myself straight away and read the book from cover to cover in one evening. Allen doesn't tell you anything a reasonably intelligent person already know, yes he can be a little patronising at times and yes he repeats himself regularly. But as he says "keep an open mind", and you will have success.
You'll notice that I have described my drinking in past tense. That is because I haven't touched a drop since, nor do I have any desire too even though my wife has carried on having the odd glass of wine and there is always plenty of alcohol in the house.
Do I feel any better for it? Well......yes of course I do. Mentally I'm stronger, physically I have more energy and as Allen says waking up ready to go is quite a novelty still. The only thing i would say is that as time has gone on (and the novelty of not drinking has gone) it has left a slight void in my life which I've struggled slightly to deal with, but it's still early days.
Lastly, as others have said; if you're reading these reviews while considering whether to buy the book, you already suspect you have a problem. Accepting that fact really is half the battle. My advice is buy the book, it might just help you get your life back on track as it has for me.
Forgot to mention that I started reading the book with NO intention of actually stopping drinking, just wanted to learn how to control it. Never would have believed I'd be at this point having stopped for 5 months and not wanting to have a drink!!