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. Outwardly, Craig was a highly successful & functioning professional man in spite of a ‘2 bottles of wine a night’ drinking habit. For 20 years he struggled to control his drinking, all the time refusing to label himself an alcoholic because he didn't believe he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed.
He tried countless ways to cut down; attempting ‘dry months’, banning himself from drinking spirits, only drinking at the weekend & special occasions (and found that it is amazing how even the smallest of event can suddenly become ‘special’). All these 'will power' based attempts to stop drinking failed (exactly as they were destined to do). Slowly he discovered the truth about alcohol addiction & one by one all the lies he had previously believed started to fall apart. For the first time he noticed that he genuinely didn’t want to drink anymore. In this book he will lead you though the same amazing process.
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Say something about yourself!
I would say I am glad I bought this book...as a social drinker who would not classify themselves as an alcoholic. However I can clearly see where drinking has a negative impact on my life and has to go if I want to achieve the goals I actually care about...weight management and other personal goals that require focus and energy.
I thought the author was a bit over the top at times, but his message rang true and there is some good information and common sense stuff you might need to hear, if you are struggling with some issues based around this socially acceptable drug habit.
Has it "cured me" of my desire to drink? Sure...until I go out Sat night. BUT I will listen to it a few times more to help me in truly changing how I look at it, and see it for the poison it really is.
Good luck :)
Yes. This book is a fundamental read for those who have an alcohol or any addition and want to become free. Craig mentioned in the book that AA fails because it requires the use of will power to stop drinking. Either Craig has never been to an AA meeting, read the Big Book, or ever talked to an AA member. AA uses a spiritual and denounces will power as a path to find and maintain sobriety. As an AA member who seeks knowledge from many sources, I urge Craig to amend this area of his book.
Craig of course.
Learning my ego was the cause of all the detriment in my life.
The number one ingredient that can make or break any Audible recording for me is the reader. No matter how great a story is, if the reader's voice or method of reading doesn't fit, it degrades the experience for me greatly.
Beck has a great voice and, as the author, captures the emotion behind his writing perfectly. His perspective, points and solutions are very compelling. This is definitely the logical, thinking man's guide to quitting any addictive drug, not just drinking.
The most persuasive point he asserts is that alcohol is just as dangerous and just as addictive as any deplorable street drug. Beck points out that the only differences between alcohol and other drugs is that alcohol is legal, easily accessible, prettily packaged, glamorously marketed and socially acceptable. Other than that, there is no difference. It is life destroying, brain altering and expensive. It robs the user of time, desire, opportunity, money, good health, career, family, marriage and so much more. If used for long enough, alcohol, like any drug will eventually own your life.
A persuasive tool he uses to illustrate his point is looking at how adamantly people cling to their excuses about their alcohol use. To do this, he inserts the names of other addictive drugs in place of the word “alcohol”. Examples (not direct from the book):
"I'm not addicted to heroin whatsoever. I take it only during social events and on weekends."
"I don't crave cocaine and it’s not like I do it all day. I only take at it night, after a long day at work. I owe it to myself and it helps me relax."
This is the part that really drove it home for me as I have made some of these excuses. “I don’t drink to get drunk. I just really love a good glass of wine.” Insert heroin instead and you see how ridiculous it is.
Finally, Beck presents solutions on how to move forward: coping with the withdrawals and the realities of looking ahead to a sober future.
Beck’s “Alcohol Lied to Me” is a persuasive, logical guide to help readers quit drinking for life, woven with reason and humor. I would highly recommend it.
I would prefer less self-promotion and Audible reviews throughout the book. As I already bought the book I really did not need to hear them. Nevertheless, as they are placed at the end of the chapters, they are very easy to skip over.
Finally, in the US TFT is typically referred to as EFT. As weird as it may appear, it is very powerful.
Don't know. I did not read the print version.
Narrator. He was really the only character except for some references to friends and family.
Narrator. He was really the only character except for some references to friends and family.
No. It made me think a lot, and it makes a lot of sense.
This book truly works. You learn why alcohol is so bad for you, even that "heart healthy" red wine. It is ingrained in your mind that alcohol has no good purpose; it is simply a toxic poison that is attractively packaged and seductively marketed.
This knowledge is backed up by 4 different hypnosis tracks that eliminate your subconscious desire to drink. No conscious will power is required, because your subconscious mind no longer wants to drink. And it works!
Add to all that his great voice and narrating abilities, and you have a 5-star book.
YES... Because each time I listened to it I picked up on parts that meant something different to me. It's probably because my mind started to clear up from being sober. Just like teaching yourself to do anything you have to teach yourself to be sober. Playing this audio here and there after listening to its entirety really helped me when I was feeling like my ego was taking over. I recommend getting the Quit Drinking Hypnosis. I cant explain the freedom I feel from this technique. I've been a heavy drinker since I was a teenager and now I do NOT have a single urge to drink. I use to plan my whole day around drinking and now I feel total freedom.
Thank you Craig...
His voice is very easy to understand and listen to.
I have listened to the book a couple times already and will more than likely listen to it again. The message is straight forward and obvious. Just takes some heads a bit more to accept what's right in front of them. :)
The authour. His personal experiences are helpful and real. Makes a difference.
It works. I've tried various other books and plans, many with great theoretical information but little practical direction. If you are ready to make a real change, this book works!
If you need a boost on helping yourself to better your life by not drinking. Listen to this book. Its common sense! He helps you in more way then one. Thank you Craig Beck for this book and all the others I have listen to. Thanks for helping us!
That he is real and knows we need a kick in the A$$ to get us motivated!
They are all amazing
All the way!
Thank you again!
yes, his book about secret of law of attraction. i love that book a lot and i couldn't have enough of hearing what he got to tell about any other topic he's working on. Comparing this to his book 'secret of law of attraction'. The difference is this book, got the whole power of Craig Beck got to give hitting directly on a breaking of alcohol drinking habit. This book has given it's fullest energy in all possible way to shake you off the alcohol habit grip. It's very focused and to me this is a very good punch. ;-)
Not a drinker myself i just plainly want to listen more of Craig Beck. I found his thought related to subjects fascinating. The book somehow also benefit a non drinker like me (i don't drink alcohol at all but i got some other unhealthy addiction i would love to quit). i love his authentic approach (because sometimes it's hard to admit reality when you don't want to believe it) and i think this approach can help me clear off many unhealthy distorted social value that embedded in my brain out of my life. :-) Craig Beck now has become my favorite author. give it a try. any possible way to shake problems off your life is worth taking another and another try. search and you shall find. cheers ~ :-))
"Worked For Me. However...."
...don't be tempted to join the Craig Beck online site that is heavily advertised throughout this audiobook. A lot of the content is limited until you have been subscribed for up to 4 months (to preserve bandwidth apparently). So some content could effectively cost almost £100!! When you are allowed to download content it is all very similar, with identical passages 'cut & pasted' throughout. Actual download files will require some reorganising with filenames, id3 tags, etc - all very unprofessional. The forum is practically dead and I'm not convinced they are all from real subscribers. If you succumb to the adverts in this audiobook and actually join, take out a 1 month offer and then cancel before 28 days and take up the $9.99 VIP offer (which is still double the amount I feel it's actually worth!)
"Working for me!!!"
I haven't read the print version, yet.
I listened to this book on my way to night shift on Monday (2.5 hrs to work and the same return), by the time I got home Tuesday morning I was a non drinker. I have no stress from stopping my daily habit and feel great, I just have to pinch myself to confirm this is real. I did use the Alan Carr book a few years ago and quit for a couple of weeks but this book has worked straight away and I honesty cannot imagine going back to the bad old days of drinking. I have listened to the book daily on my commute which probably helps, most people would not have the time for this, but while I am driving its no problem and Craig tells his story in an engaging manner. Highly recommended.
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