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Alcohol Explained is the definitive, ground-breaking guide to alcohol and alcoholism. It explains how alcohol affects human beings on a chemical, physiological, and psychological level, from those first drinks right up to chronic alcoholism. Alcoholism and problem drinking seems illogical to those on the outside; indeed, it is equally perplexing for the alcoholic or problem drinker. This audiobook provides a logical, easy-to-follow explanation of the phenomenon and detailed instructions on how to beat it. Despite being entirely scientific and factual in nature, the audiobook is presented in an accessible and easily understandable format.

For more information and to read the first five chapters for free, please visit www.alcoholexplained.com.

"This is an excellent book written by an inquisitive and educated author who during a period of his life suffered from alcoholism. The book explains in an easily understood language the various effects that alcohol has on our body. In my opinion the text would serve as a great handbook not only for those struggling with alcohol but also medical students as part of their education. I am sure some of my own patients troubled with alcoholism in recent years could have benefited from reading William’s book and I will be recommending it going forward." - Håvard Molvik, MD, MRCS, MSc, MRCGP

©2015 Samuel Watts (P)2017 Samuel Watts

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Transformational

This book is so effective at making the reader/problem drinker understand that there is absolutely no benefit to drinking even moderately. I find it is a whole new level of effectiveness compared to AA.

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Great education on how alcohol affects our body

Very informative book! I have learned so much and was frankly amazed at the extremely negative way that alcohol robs us of our health and so much more.
Thank you for taking the time to write this book! It certainly has made a positive impact on my life, it is a MUST read for ANYONE who drinks!

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An appropriate title

AE is a great book on the effects of alcohol and how those effects influence the human body and social spectrum. More importantly, William shines a light on how little we know about those effects, and how that ignorance has lead to a society where many people defend their ignorance in the name of fun.

I especially enjoyed the chapter on how the brain reacts to alcohol, after it's become used to it. Like the ability to remember the street you grew up on as a child, your brain carves similar pathways when it comes to alcohol. Only instead of the pathways being beneficial--knowing your way home--they become detrimental. If you're reading this and have become the type of person where the idea of drinking only 1 or 2 drinks for the night is unacceptable, this book will explain why. And in a way that's palatable.

If you've been a binge drinker or heavy drinker for years, and you want to stop, but don't like the woo woo mysticism of AA, this book can be a cannon in your arsenal. It explains well the effects of quitting drinking, and why even having one drink can lead to full blown relapse; often worse than before.

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outstanding

excellent information and very informative. I believe anyone can benefit from this book and have their awareness vastly improved.

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Great information!

I listened to the entire book today while working in my studio. I believe it to be exactly what I needed. The information presented was easy to follow and made total sense. It will change my life, I believe it has provided me with the knowledge to finally choose sobriety.....forever. I do not gain anything from drinking. Thank you for writing this book.

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However

The writing is so pedestrian it makes me want to drink. There's barely anything scientific about this, just a bunch of information that's already common knowledge. He even goes so far as to reword obvious facts and present it as something new. Did you know that a liquor with 40 percent alcohol is only 2/5 alcohol? I did, but that's because I learned fractions in elementary school. Also, the author uses the word "however" so often and at such predictable intervals that I could say it with him each time. I should also mention that the author is a LAWYER, not a doctor! If you truly want to stop drinking, read This Naked Mind.

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Awesome

Awesome!! Absolutely awesome!! If you are looking for a way to stop drinking or simply want to understand how alcohol takes hold of the human body/brain please read.

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very helpful

Well read, highly recommend this book. excellent strategic ideas. easy to read and enjoyable.thumbs up.

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very informative book

This book has tremendously helped me understand the affects of alcohol on the human body.

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The only self help stop drinking alcohol book you'll ever need to read!

If only this was required reading in high school how different my life would've turned out , I'm sure , for the better. Alcohol makes you waste a lot of time and money and hang around with people you normally wouldn't. But I'm very grateful I found Alcohol Explained because after 25 years of trying to quit and an arsenal of self help stop drinking books a miracle happened. It spoke to me in a way none of the others did and it worked. I haven't had a drink in 8 months and I plan on keeping it that way. Thanks to Alcohol Explained I can see there is no benefit to drinking alcohol and therefore very easy to stay sober because I'm not using will power I JUST DON'T WANT TO DRINK. Thanks William. I love you for writing this book. You saved my life.

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  • 03-10-18

Amazing

This book is a must for anyone looking to stop drinking. The facts behind Alcohol and how it affects the mind and body are clearly explained and become a great tool in being able to quit the booze. I can’t recommend it highly enough!!

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  • 09-25-18

Brilliant

I’ve read /listened to a lot of books on alcohol addiction and I can honestly say this book is quite honestly the best
Thank you William Porter I’ve successfully given up !

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  • Ronni
  • 11-29-18

Well written

Very helpful, written for easy understanding. Everyone who drinks should read this to stop them drinking too much

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  • Em
  • 11-12-18

Full of helpful information

Will listen to this again and again... full of facts, suprisingly good. the narration is better on about 1.20 speed.

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  • Jayne Bates
  • 11-07-18

Enlightening

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Explained so much to me and helped me to avoid the daily ‘wine o’clock’. It made stopping a bad habit so much easier.

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  • Meurigfa
  • 11-04-18

Thanks

Solved all my problems in one read. Easy to listen to and matter of fact

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  • Jayne Parkin
  • 10-29-18

fantastic book. After years of not understanding

Great book. I really enjoyed it and have learned so much . I'm going to stop Drinking Alcohol now. So inspirational. Thanks

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-08-18

Eye opening

Simple to understand and brilliantly put together. I only joined Audible for this book and boy was it worth it.I wish I knew this years ago

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  • Karen Sharman
  • 06-13-18

Fantastic book

If you read or listen to this book I doubt you’ll ever drink again. Great logical way to explain alcohols effect on the mind and body 10/10 👍

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  • Cavanagh
  • 06-13-18

excellent

excellent book and is clear, concise and factual. very helpful and will definitely read again.