Why You Drink and How to Stop

  • by Veronica Valli
  • Narrated by Veronica Valli
  • 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At last, a book that reveals why alcoholics think, feel and behave the way they do. This book looks into the heart and mind of the alcoholic; it explains their thought processes, how they feel and why they behave so self-destructively.
Written by an addictions therapist and recovered alcoholic, it answers the question that every alcoholic and their loved ones have always asked, "Why do I/they drink this way?" It then goes on to offer a solution by explaining how alcoholism is a three part disease: a physical addiction, a psychological craving and obsession, and a spiritual illness, all of which have to be dealt with, especially the little understood spiritual component. This book, written in easy to understand language, isn't prescriptive but offers a deep understanding of the vital components that drive an alcoholic - and this in turn illuminates the way out. It is simply a must read for any struggling alcoholic and their loved ones.


Live the life you were meant to live.
Learn how to manage your feelings to stay away from alcohol.
Understand why the alcoholic you love won't stop drinking.
A must -listen for anyone who loves someone who drinks too much. Tired and frustrated in trying to help someone who seems to just want to drink their life away? This book will help you understand what they are thinking and feeling and therefore why they drink the way they do. With this information you will clearly be able to see what you can do to love and support your loved one. Recommended by addictions counselors and treatment center managers, this book is a great resource for clients early in recovery.

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Educational and Soul Touching! 2 Thumbs Up!

What made the experience of listening to Why You Drink and How to Stop the most enjoyable?

Veronica absolutely captures the raw emotions and heart wrenching struggles experienced by alcoholics. She weaves a story while educating the reader on the destruction of the disease. I appreciate her honesty, creativity, and her ability to relay a message of both despair and hope!


Any additional comments?

Many thanks Veronica for getting the word out about this disease that effects so many lives and for letting us know that the soul sickness can be stopped! Great Job!!

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- Alicia

Easy medicine for the reluctant

For a troubled drinker the author does a great job of introducing self-actualization goals (I won't call them spirituality.) to direct the reader to something that an atheist or agnostic could welcome in a path to recovery. On he other hand, don't let your wife listen to it. It won't turn out the way you expect.
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- R. Casares "Kingughidorah"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-21-2014
  • Publisher: Veronica Valli