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Alcohol Lied to Me: The Intelligent Way to Escape Alcohol Addiction

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  533 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Craig Beck is a well-regarded family man with two children, a nice home and a successful media career. A director of several companies & at one time the trustee of a large children’s charity. Craig was a successful & functioning professional man in spite of a ‘2 bottles of wine a night’ drinking habit. For 20 years he struggled with problem drinking, all the time ...more
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Published December 1st 2012 by (first published August 19th 2011)
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Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Only sometimes do I think I have a drinking problem lol.... But as I grow older and wiser I look at drinking differently. More and more I think of it as a time-wasting, body killing, stupid drug. Not only does the process of drinking take time but its effects and after effects last much much longer. Craig Beck puts alcohol in a new perspective and made me think of why we glorify the poison. The book raises great points even for the casual drinker. Even if you never stop drinking alcohol this ...more
DeAnn Christensen
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I listened to this on audiobook and it didn’t take a lot of time. Very interesting book. I also recommend Alcohol Explained and The Naked Mind- available on audio.

I have never put much thought into what alcohol was actually doing to my body. Between the three books this was a very informative journey on the influence of alcohol on my health, mind and it’s influence on society.
Dave Glass
Dec 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Cracking Read For New Starters

My first book on the subject of stopping drinking was by Jason Vale. This book is surprisingly similar. In between I have read various "personal story" books and more scientific styles. Craig's book gives you the opportunity to give yourself a hard look - with a self help strategy follow - up. I'm already on my journey and still find reading the odd book on the subject can serve as a reminder of why I came.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
Bad jokes, smug tone... more two and a half than two. Wraps up at breakneck speed - seemed a heartbeat between an overlong vitamin shopping list & then the end. This Naked Mind was lots better.
Stephen Lubin
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I listened to this book at work because a friend of mine said it was good. It was short so I decided to give it a shot and I'm very glad I did.

Craig Beck does a great job of explaining the psychology behind drinking. Most people have performed mental tricks on themselves in regards to alcohol. Craig Beck pulls back the veil on a lot of the tricks you've done to yourself. For example, most people have tricked themselves into believing they enjoy the taste of alcohol but the reality is that we
Ergin Ekin
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full of helpful information, but a sale pitch at the same time.

I stopped drinking like 3 months ago, just to be more healthy and get outside of the drinking culture since I believe it's such a waste of time, energy and money, and just same thing again and again. I bumped to this book when I was checking free books at prime membership, decided to give it a go. It has lots of eye opening information, biological, spiritual etc which by itself should actually make anyone to stop drinking at all. But
Jan 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
I really wanted to like this book. It definitely has potential. I think Craig does a great job with his YouTube videos and he has some great points. I feel like he has created this book for the sake of having a book to sell. Unfortunately it is so poorly written, has grammatical errors, there is constant repetition & way too much sales pitching. If that isn’t bad enough - it is so poorly laid out that it is a challenge to read. I can’t understand how someone can spend $400+ on a bottle of ...more
Feb 07, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Generally I dont write reviews but the author literally requested it at the end of chapter 5...I don't think there was any editing done as the grammatical errors are ridiculous. The given statistics seem either inflated or made up for many instances. The chapters seem to repeat themselves to expand the length. I am just thankful this wasn't the first book I picked up on my journey to ending my relationship with alcohol...

Read This Naked Mind instead for a more comprehensive, properly edited, and
Mark Pearson
Mar 05, 2019 rated it did not like it
Just a rehash of another well known recovery program.

Has the author had a bad experience in another well known recovery program, he seems to have rehashed the other program to suit his aims. He mentions his "on line recovery programe" many times so his aims ain't truly altruistic as there is a charge for his services. "This is the most powerful and effective alcohol cessation solution anywhere today" this is a big claim indeed with not a lot of evidence to prove it.
Mrs M S Anderson
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Interesting read

Didn't know i had a problem until i read this book. I learned how taught from infancy that we accept to social drink, I always enjoyed going out to pubs with my parents. I cannot do the suggested hypnotic room the website, but the book its worth reading too reinforce the right attitude too drink. I had given up smoking many years ago using self control, drink is a different matter so getting the right view its important to continue your resolve.
Julie Feauto Swartz
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beck paints a very detailed picture about his experience with alcohol, and the decline his life took because of it. The information he provides about the subconscious makes sense and his techniques are practical. I learned more about supplements that help, which I have never read about before. Great book!
Jonathan Branney
Aug 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Craig Beck lied to me

Not very well written, repetitive and basically a sales pitch for the online course. I laughed when two thirds of the way through the book it was announced that now you should not feel like drinking ever again! And if you do it is not a problem with this method but with your own attitude towards it! On the plus side this was cheap so no loss....but I would look elsewhere if you truly want to quit...
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Not all that great

Reminded me of Allen Carr the easy way. but weaker with the information provided. I was bored half way through. There are lots of better books out there to read but overall it was ok.
Deirdre rafferty
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

A great insight to a society where such a harmful drug is so readily acceptable and accessible.. have done sober October and will continue along an alcohol free life.. Thank you Craig
angie piper
Sep 27, 2019 rated it liked it
A "Demtel" advert start to finish

The book is okay - I wanted to give 2.5 stars... it mostly advertises his other books and web page etc.
Some inspiring references through it tho.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it liked it

I think there's some very valid points in his book. I don't buy the if you sleep with dogs you'll wake up with fleas. I don't want to shy away from others that drink. I am also not completely convinced about the ego or spirituality parts. Ok
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Such a fantastic read, I honestly felt as if he knew me, as if he was talking directly to me.
Excited about the now. Thumbs up Craig Beck.
Looking forward to following you further
David Gresty
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Good but....

I thought the first half of the book was excellent but it then turned into a bit of an advertisement/sales pitch for his quit drinking program.
Heather Costa
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great influence on the psyche of drinking alcohol.
Nov 07, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I would love to learn more about Craig Becks way of getting alcohol out of one's life. Sounds incredible and makes sense.
Yvonne Lee
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great support on your journey of being alcohol free!

I found this book to be quite insightful, thoughtful and helpful in my own journey. I hope it helps you too!
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Life changing !

Everyone should read this inspirational book ! Get the facts here for life changing outcomes. I recommend this book for successful results.
Jennifer M. Cooper
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great resource and story

This was a refreshing true version of what alcohol and addictions can take away from a person. Great read. I would recommend this to anyone.
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it

Interesting and different view which struck a chord with me. Reinforces my decision to quit alcohol. I recommend this book
Rohit Rao
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jose luis xochimitl
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fancy packaged label poison

Alcohol is a slow killer. Good to know all the lies hidden on it . The thing I get the most is there is no such thing as will-power.
Juanita Farmer
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It gave me a great perspective on what alcohol does to the brain listen to it via audible
Catherine Janssen
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read!

The author reinforces throughout the book that the choice to quit alcohol is the best one for your life. The only one you have.
Rob and Ruth
Oct 11, 2018 rated it liked it
First few chapters good!

About the fourth chapter I lost interest in reading the book, skimmed the rest. Go some good thoughts all though!
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