Alcohol Lied To Me - Extended Edition

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4 out of 5 stars
By T on 02-12-13

Worth a listen

I would say I am glad I bought this book...as a social drinker who would not classify themselves as an alcoholic. However I can clearly see where drinking has a negative impact on my life and has to go if I want to achieve the goals I actually care about...weight management and other personal goals that require focus and energy.

I thought the author was a bit over the top at times, but his message rang true and there is some good information and common sense stuff you might need to hear, if you are struggling with some issues based around this socially acceptable drug habit.

Has it "cured me" of my desire to drink? Sure...until I go out Sat night. BUT I will listen to it a few times more to help me in truly changing how I look at it, and see it for the poison it really is.

Good luck :)

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Benjamin on 02-20-13

ROCK SOLID! A MUST READ! WRONG ON AA THOUGH...

Would you listen to Alcohol Lied To Me - Extended Edition again? Why?

Yes. This book is a fundamental read for those who have an alcohol or any addition and want to become free. Craig mentioned in the book that AA fails because it requires the use of will power to stop drinking. Either Craig has never been to an AA meeting, read the Big Book, or ever talked to an AA member. AA uses a spiritual and denounces will power as a path to find and maintain sobriety. As an AA member who seeks knowledge from many sources, I urge Craig to amend this area of his book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Craig of course.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Learning my ego was the cause of all the detriment in my life.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By SAM on 12-20-12

Want to Quit Drinking... This is worth a listen.

What made the experience of listening to Alcohol Lied To Me - Extended Edition the most enjoyable?

The number one ingredient that can make or break any Audible recording for me is the reader. No matter how great a story is, if the reader's voice or method of reading doesn't fit, it degrades the experience for me greatly.

Beck has a great voice and, as the author, captures the emotion behind his writing perfectly. His perspective, points and solutions are very compelling. This is definitely the logical, thinking man's guide to quitting any addictive drug, not just drinking.

The most persuasive point he asserts is that alcohol is just as dangerous and just as addictive as any deplorable street drug. Beck points out that the only differences between alcohol and other drugs is that alcohol is legal, easily accessible, prettily packaged, glamorously marketed and socially acceptable. Other than that, there is no difference. It is life destroying, brain altering and expensive. It robs the user of time, desire, opportunity, money, good health, career, family, marriage and so much more. If used for long enough, alcohol, like any drug will eventually own your life.

A persuasive tool he uses to illustrate his point is looking at how adamantly people cling to their excuses about their alcohol use. To do this, he inserts the names of other addictive drugs in place of the word “alcohol”. Examples (not direct from the book):

"I'm not addicted to heroin whatsoever. I take it only during social events and on weekends."

"I don't crave cocaine and it’s not like I do it all day. I only take at it night, after a long day at work. I owe it to myself and it helps me relax."

This is the part that really drove it home for me as I have made some of these excuses. “I don’t drink to get drunk. I just really love a good glass of wine.” Insert heroin instead and you see how ridiculous it is.

Finally, Beck presents solutions on how to move forward: coping with the withdrawals and the realities of looking ahead to a sober future.

Beck’s “Alcohol Lied to Me” is a persuasive, logical guide to help readers quit drinking for life, woven with reason and humor. I would highly recommend it.

Any additional comments?

I would prefer less self-promotion and Audible reviews throughout the book. As I already bought the book I really did not need to hear them. Nevertheless, as they are placed at the end of the chapters, they are very easy to skip over.

Finally, in the US TFT is typically referred to as EFT. As weird as it may appear, it is very powerful.

Good luck!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew on 02-11-13

Lots of enthusiasm - smart book

Would you consider the audio edition of Alcohol Lied To Me - Extended Edition to be better than the print version?

Don't know. I did not read the print version.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Narrator. He was really the only character except for some references to friends and family.

Which character – as performed by Craig Beck – was your favorite?

Narrator. He was really the only character except for some references to friends and family.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. It made me think a lot, and it makes a lot of sense.

Any additional comments?

Great book

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on 02-10-13

Great book, great narration

This book truly works. You learn why alcohol is so bad for you, even that "heart healthy" red wine. It is ingrained in your mind that alcohol has no good purpose; it is simply a toxic poison that is attractively packaged and seductively marketed.

This knowledge is backed up by 4 different hypnosis tracks that eliminate your subconscious desire to drink. No conscious will power is required, because your subconscious mind no longer wants to drink. And it works!

Add to all that his great voice and narrating abilities, and you have a 5-star book.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By drew on 10-11-13

CRAIG IS RIGHT... YOU CANT EXPLAIN THIS TO OTHERS!

Would you listen to Alcohol Lied To Me - Extended Edition again? Why?

YES... Because each time I listened to it I picked up on parts that meant something different to me. It's probably because my mind started to clear up from being sober. Just like teaching yourself to do anything you have to teach yourself to be sober. Playing this audio here and there after listening to its entirety really helped me when I was feeling like my ego was taking over. I recommend getting the Quit Drinking Hypnosis. I cant explain the freedom I feel from this technique. I've been a heavy drinker since I was a teenager and now I do NOT have a single urge to drink. I use to plan my whole day around drinking and now I feel total freedom.

Thank you Craig...

What does Craig Beck bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice is very easy to understand and listen to.

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