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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.
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"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
©2015 Samuel Watts (P)2017 Samuel Watts
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By Amazon Customer on 02-19-18


Thank you William Porter I now understand how alcohol works and know the truth of it. It’s explained clearly and easily and makes so much sense. If anybody out there wants to stop boozing this book along with Catherine Grays The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober will help you get there like nothing else.

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By mr on 01-21-18


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Hard to review this book. Based on medical facts there is little but supposition the author relies quite a bit on pseudoscience to form unfounded links and conclusions. Some are basically accurate the others are pure speculation and are sometimes very much off the mark.

If you like the words 'Indeed' and 'however', of which seem to be used almost every paragraph then you will love the repetition. However (pun intended) it completely gets on your nerves and tells you the mindset of the format, which is popular belief followed by author argument. Sometimes author argument is inaccurate.

The author being an alcoholic doesn't make him an authority on the extremely complex issues why people drink although the author thinks he has the answers... He does not, at least.

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