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This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol: Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

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Millions of people worry that drinking is affecting their health, yet are unwilling to seek change because of the misery and stigma associated with alcoholism and recovery. They fear drinking less will be boring, involving deprivation, difficulty and significant lifestyle changes.

This Naked Mind offers a new solution. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we dri
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Kindle Edition, 271 pages
Published October 12th 2015 by ASPN Publications
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Stephen G.
Mar 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is probably the most important book I've ever read. I was highly skeptical of the book's claims, as it flew in the face of everything I thought I knew about addiction. The simple act of reading the book and thinking critically transforms you and the problem with alcohol you have had. I went out the night I finished the book, to bars and stared at walls full of booze, shot girls going around passing out free liquor, and for the first time in my life, I felt absolutely nothing. No desire at a ...more
Roger
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"These marketers know that the most effective sale is an emotional sale, one that plays on your deepest fears, your ultimate concerns. Alcohol advertisements sell an end to loneliness, claiming that drinking provides friendship and romance. They appeal to your need for freedom by saying drinking will make you unique, brave, bold, or courageous. They promise fulfillment, satisfaction, and happiness. All these messages speak to your conscious and unconscious minds."

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Susie A. Gertz
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Inspired! Not pushy! Presents facts and opinions and let's you decide. Helps you think about alcohol in a new way and then discusses possible concerns you may have. I loved it !!! Great insight.

Inspired! Not pushy! Presents facts and opinions and let's you decide. Helps you think about alcohol in a new way and then discusses possible concerns you may have. I loved it !!! Great insight.
Maddison Nixon
Jul 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book totally changed the way I relate to alcohol; I no longer have any urges to drink, & it helped me to feel more alive again. Thank you Annie ☺ ...more
Valentina
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The reviews are right. This book is life-changing. If you or a loved one is suffering, or if you think they are suffering (they may not know, as you'll soon find in the book), please, please, please just take the time to flip through Annie Grace's masterpiece.

Even if alcohol is not a "problem drug" in the life of you or your loved ones, this book is a fascinating eye-opener into how we, as a society, treat alcohol differently from drugs despite its statistically-proven disastrous effects. It rea
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Sandy  Kemp
Dec 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
Alan Carr's How To Control Alcohol was a much better book. The author actually uses his concept of a pitcher plant and quotes him extensively. There were also a few statements in the book that are not scientifically accurate, for example the idea of stress causing ulcers. It is well proven that ulcers are caused by h. Pylori infection and treated with antibiotics. Made me skeptical of the whole book's level of research.
Vicii
interesting that I finished this book whilst on holiday with the family... well in the car on the way back home. I'm not sure that my unconscious has been "reconditioned" but currently on day 2 of no alcohol so we'll see how it goes.
Kuba
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dry July completed.
I don't want to drink alcohol anymore. This book made me realize I enjoy talking to people, not the beer.
Jolene
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I liked how the author dispelled common thinking and misconceptions about alcohol. She reveals fascinating facts and research no one really knows about or listens to. Plus she exposes the powerful marketing and cultural conditioning we buy into when it comes to alcohol. This is an interesting, worthwhile read regardless of where you are on the drinking spectrum, i.e you don't drink, you drink but silently worry about your drinking or you've tried to stop and start again.
Kanwar
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This has broken the shackles. It has given me perspective. I am not a lost cause and I can help "not drinking" and still live a peaceful mind. I am a severe alcoholic and this book seems to have lifted 16 kilos of weight from my shoulders. Time will tell but the process has started...
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