• The Easy Way to Control Alcohol

  • By: Allen Carr
  • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Speech
  • Release date: 09-30-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Ltd
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (568 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Allen Carr established himself as the world’s greatest authority on helping people stop smoking and his internationally best-selling Easy Way to Stop Smoking has been published in over 40 languages and sold more than 10 million copies.
In his Easy Way to Control Alcohol Allen applies his revolutionary method to drinking. With startling insight into why we drink and clear, simple, step-by-step instructions, he shows you the way to escape from the ‘alcohol trap’ in the time it takes to listen to this audiobook. His unique method removes the feeling of deprivation and works without using willpower. Allen dispels our illusions about alcohol, removes the psychological dependence, and sets you free to enjoy life to the full.
©2013 Allen Carr's Easyway (International) Ltd. (P)2013 Arcturus
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5 out of 5 stars
By Bradley Aaron Williams on 06-17-16

That Was Easy

Any additional comments?

Why I started this book.
In the comments I read, I was encouraged by the heavy drinkers to pick up this book, because I didn't believe it could work. I had been to AA meetings and being an atheist, I immediately locked up. I would have gone to listen to the stories (like the narrator character in Fight Club), but not to experience change. I'm a sailor, and I developed a very heavy drinking habit, and was able to maintain it without many repercussions at work, because a lot of my bosses have heavy drinking problems. My wife said I needed to do something--and after countless times of shooting back a, "yeah, sure, I'll get on that." I finally realized that I might lose her if I didn't.

My drinking.
I would drink a six pack a night, about once or twice every month (this was meant for nights when I was exercising "control" because there was something important happening the next day): every other day of that month, I drank at least ten beers plus shots of whatever I had in the freezer. I'd finish off a 30 pack on Saturday and Sunday as long as I woke up in time to drink through the morning. I only breaks I took from drinking for the past 10 years where when I had to deploy or when I was too sick for the hair of the dog. I never drank to enjoy a beverage to complement a meal or any hoity toity nonsense like that: I drank to get drunk. And if I ever started drinking and couldn't reach that goal for some reason, I was mad.

What the transition was like.
I listened to the book in the car, washing dishes, etc. I didn't quit drinking when I started it, but I followed the instructions and I never listened while I was drinking. I had a lot of fear at first, but I decided to go to the bar with my wife and I knew my friends were going to have some questions about this, because I quit. Nowadays, I go to the bar to play golden tee golf, and darts, but I haven't had a drink in about three months, and I don't see any reason I'd ever drink again. I have to admit I was nervous to go to a bar and try to avoid drinking, but it's really easy.

Bonus.
I ended up reaping some great unexpected benefits, too. Sure, I feel better and I wake up more excited, but my mood has balanced out a lot. And I have always been someone who has a very uneven mood. I has allowed me to remove delusional beliefs in other areas of my life as well. You don't recognize how brainwashed you are until you start going through it one by one. My recommendation is to keep this self improvement going with a book like miracle morning or practicing mindfulness.

Best wishes.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Roberto Alonso on 01-26-15

Great book

Excellent tool, bought it for a friend, and indeed got me out of the trap of alcohol. Alcohol companys should be scared of this book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 08-11-15

Very effective, although could do with some modernisation re comparisons

I never would have believed how effective this book could be.

You need to stay open minded and bits are a little out of date, but I am completely in control of my drinking now. In fact, I haven't had a drink for over a month (I was a daily drinker) and not had one craving or withdrawal, despite continuing a full social life.

Good luck to the next reader, I hope Mr C works as well for you x

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5 out of 5 stars
By sammi on 03-06-15

Very interesting

I can see how alcoholics stopped drinking after reading this book. People who don't quit haven't really understood the book , understanding the book and its message is something you've never heard before about drinking , be prepared to be shocked as the story twists. I myself have told all my friends I have stopped drinking after reading this , will it last? Only Time will tell .. I believe it will. I'm free. Come into this book as skeptical as you want.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 08-17-18

I didn’t believe it would work for me.

But it actually did!
I didn’t drink socially or to excess. I drank two glasses of wine every night when cooking dinner because I was exhausted and lonely. Coming home after work and having to reluctantly cook dinner alone for tired children is sooo depressing! Wine was my friend. I eased into this window of the day better. I yelled at the kids less. I got dinner made, done and survived until the kids got to bed. That doesn’t sound too bad does it?!
My problem was that when I wanted to lose weight and look at my overall health I COULDN’T give up those two glasses. I tried with will power but I was miserable and felt deprived. I became angry that ‘my little helper’ was gone. Life just didn’t seem worth it.
So because I wasn’t a raging alcoholic. Because I didn’t drink whole bottle in a night. Because I didn’t drink to excess at parties. Because I was emotionally attached I didn’t think it would work for me.
Well it did.
The ‘magic’ of this book made the craving go away and 8weeks later I still don’t have it. And would you believe that making dinner and dealing with the kids has gotten EASIER without alcohol!!
This book broke the alcohol spell. I was then able to make clear choices about what I really wanted for me life. Yes there’s been some tough times when I’ve gone into the old thought pattern- ‘ah I really need a drink’. But because I’m no longer physically and emotionally addicted I can make the rational decision ‘alcohol won’t serve me at this time’.
If you are undecided about this book just do it. For the cost of a bottle wine I’ve been able to completely change how I see my life and feel amazing about being at the steering wheel.
Please do this for yourself as well. X

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5 out of 5 stars
By Pukhraj Parmar on 05-06-18

Very Effective

Highly recommended for anyone looking to get out of the trap of alcohol. It provides facts and logic. Common sense prevails from there on.

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