The Easy Way for Women to Stop Drinking Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Allen Carr's Easyway is the most effective stop-smoking method of all time and it has now been successfully applied to a wide range of other issues. Here the method focuses on one of the fastest-growing problems of modern times for women: drinking.
Alcohol blights women's lives often in a distinctly different way to men's: women tend to stay at home drinking alcohol; women often feel particular shame over drinking too much; drinking around children can be a particular burden. In summary there are a lot of added pressures on women to stop drinking, and often they feel this is an impossible task.
Luckily, Allen Carr's Easyway makes it easy to stop drinking. It's the tried-and-tested cessation method that really works. With startling insight into why women drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, Allen Carr shows you the way to escape from the alcohol trap in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook.
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|Listening Length||6 hours and 2 minutes|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||25 August 2016|
|Publisher||Arcturus Digital Limited|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 1,248 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
7 in Alcoholism (Audible Books & Originals)
9 in Alcoholism & Recovery
174 in Personal Success
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For me also, keeping some in the fridge, to prevent the forbidden fruit feeling, and to have it if I really wanted it helped. It's still there, I drink fizzy water, from a Soda stream , add a little vanilla flavouring and it's lovey.
I recommend this book to anyone considering stopping alcohol at whatever stage they are at.
It works, no willpower nothing.
Infact, my friend said to me, "What's your reward fro stopping drinking"? I replied "Good health". And t ha'ts how I feel.
Alcohol free now, perhaps two months, I don't really count it, as it's simply a new way of living for me.
Good luck with your journey.
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Update: now 50 days and still no desire to drink alcohol
Further update: now 115 days
Perhaps I'm not the target demographic for this book, which seems aimed at hard-core, hardened alcoholics - people who are totally addicted to alcohol, wake up in the morning and reach for a bottle, spend all day thinking about and planning when they can get their next drink, can't function socially or at work without the aid of alcohol. None of these characterises my drinking habits, so the book didn't resonate with me.
Also, if you've read Easyway to Stop Smoking, this book feels like much of the time he's just replaced the word "cigarette" with "drink" and while I get that the psychological addiction may be similar, it doesn't quite work because obviously alcohol has a completely different effect on the body than nicotine.
I could go on, and I'm sure this book is effective if you suffer from advanced alcohol dependency, but for a middle-aged housewife and mother who's just trying to cut out the 6pm gin and tonics, it's not the best.
This book seemed like a good start. I'd already stopped drinking when I started reading it. I wasn't a huge fan of the style, but I read it right through, and followed it step by step (although not drinking at the time). A lot of it made sense, but a lot of it seemed dramatically over the top too. Yes, alcohol is a poison, but so is water in the right quantity, so are most things. Yes, some alcohol tastes unpleasant until you get used to it, but not all. And yes, everyone who drinks has the potential to become a problem drinker, if life throws them some nasty curve balls, but that doesn't mean that ALL drinkers are addicts. That's like saying, all humans have the potential to become depressed if life gets difficult, therefore all humans are mentally ill, whether they actually are suffering symptoms or not. I also don't agree that if you control the quantity or frequency of your drinking, that is the very proof that alcohol is addictive and dangerous. Again, the same argument could be made about food, and yet a large proportion of society are able to control their food intake and weight over their lifetime. Moderation isn't a danger sign, unless that moderation is underpinned by severe mental struggles over it.
Anyway. I didn't drink for a few weeks. It wasn't an issue. And then I decided to have a glass of wine now and then, and that hasn't been an issue either. I've gone back to my pre-stress habit of moderation, and I'm not 'white-knuckling' it, it's just an infrequent indulgence that I build into my week, just like my once a week slice of cake! I've learned from all this that yes, drinking when under huge stress, is a really bad idea, and definitely potentially a problem. I won't do that again. But drinking a couple of glasses of red wine a week? Totally fine FOR ME.
I'd like to add one more thing, since this book is angled specifically at women drinkers. I suffer with extremely painful periods (I'm currently discussing surgery with my gynaecologist). I have tried everything for the pain, a scale of painkillers culminating in morphine, the Pill, dietary interventions, herbal stuff, hot water bottles so hot that they burn my skin. The only thing that truly eases the pain, is a couple of glasses of wine. Obviously, that doesn't help with the pain during the day, but at least it gives me some relief at night, and allows me to get some sleep. So, at this time of the month at least, yes, alcohol serves a useful purpose. And I don't believe it's going to do me more harm than taking morphine would.
TLDR: this book is probably going to be very helpful for people with serious drinking problems, but I don't agree that some of us cannot be moderate drinkers, and that the only safe amount to drink (for EVERYONE) is zero.