Alcohol Lied to Me: The Intelligent Escape from Alcohol Addiction

Narrated by: Craig Beck
Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
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Craig Beck was a successful and functioning professional man in spite of a "two bottles of wine a night" drinking habit. For 20 years, he struggled with a problem drinking, all the time refusing to label himself an alcoholic because he did not think he met the stereotypical image that the word portrayed.

All these "willpower" based attempts to stop drinking failed. Slowly, he discovered the truth about alcohol addiction and 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 audiobook, he will lead you through the same amazing process. You can stop drinking today.... No need to declare yourself an alcoholic. No group meetings or expensive rehab. No humiliation, no pain, and no "willpower" required.

Alcohol Lied to Me has already helped thousands of people to escape from alcohol addiction. Newly updated, this third edition of the audiobook includes two new chapters.

©2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Craig Beck (P)2014 Viral Success Limited
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More convincing than competitive books about this.

I just finished listening to Alcohol Lied to Me and Escaping the Evil Clown audiobooks. They are the best books I've heard yet on dealing with alcohol. I gave up alcohol this spring for 3 months after listening to The Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr because I wanted to lose 25 pounds before I went on a 7 week backpack hike (and I did lose the 25 pounds, alcohol weakens my appetite will power and I put on weight if I drink). I did my 7 week backpack this summer but did drink once every 8 days when we had a zero mileage day and resumed drinking after finishing the hike but in the 2 months since then I've gained 7 pounds and wanted to give up drinking again to keep the weight off and I'm on day 11 of abstinence now. Beck's audiobooks are much more convincing than Carr's book and this time I plan to make it permanent. I know I can go without alcohol as I do it for 7 weeks every summer on my annual backpack hikes. I do really appreciate the author explaining everything the way he does though. I did not realize about the 24 hour withdrawal urge (it explains it perfectly, 24 hours after giving up wine is when I want it again the most). Also I'm glad to know that after 2 weeks, one doesn't really have that withdrawal urge anymore. I'm also glad to have the mental image of how horrible alcohol is by itself. The author is right, I'd never drink it straight. And the realization that alcohol kills cells (that's why it's used to sterilize things) is a powerful image. I do want to 100% eliminate alcohol from my life the rest of my life though as I know it's the best way to live a healthy life and save money too. Not only will one save money on alcohol not bought but also on about 30% less food bought as one without alcohol does not eat as much. PS, I'm 68.

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awsome

This was a great perspective and the hard cold truth you need to hear about this silent killer.

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Finally......

I have been drinking for over 25 years, gradually increasing over time. For two years I’ve tried to quit but always go right back to it. Craig has helped me see alcohol in a different light and he’s right. Until you adopt this mindset you’ll never be free of the want. Bonus! He forgot to mention that you’ll lose about 20 pounds!!!! Thank you Craig for helping me be a present member of my family.

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excellent

If you're reading this, listen to this book. you're here for a reason. trust me.

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This book changed my life.

I learned of this book after listening to the author's podcast. I've tried counseling, I've tried AA, I've tried the will power method, and would have a few days or weeks of success before inevitably falling off the wagon. This book spoke to me in a way that resonated in my mind for weeks afterward. Not only did the author dispel a lot of common myths about alcohol, but changed the way I looked at alcohol entirely. I cannot recommend this book strongly enough!

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I'm going to make it!!

Spoken with clear cut information that makes sense. I will listen to this book over and over until I make it.
Highly recommend!

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A definite eye opener!

I loved this book! Anyone suffering from alcohol addiction MUST listen to this book! Anyone who drinks alcohol who feels they don't have a problem MUST listen to this book!

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great book<br />

great book, it is short sweet and to the point. I would definitely recommend it

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Loved it! Witty, I laughed at times at how dumb our minds are in regards to alcohol consumption. Spot on same experiences as the author.

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Awesome

Great words and worth listening to. Life changing. Will definitely listen to this book again.

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  • Kirsty Snelling
  • 12-14-18

Read it, Read it, Read it!!

Brilliant! Exactly what I needed to hear to start me on my jouney without alcohol!

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  • Karen
  • 02-08-20

Just what I needed to hear

After years of walking the tightrope, hoping one day I would be safe from myself and from drink I really believe this has given me what I need to jump down and get on with my life. My mum is an alcoholic and for the first time I’m not scared anymore.

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  • Ann L Caulfield
  • 05-11-18

brilliant

I found Craig, Lovely to listen too. I've listen to it twice. i dont feel alone or a failure anymore in my quest to be a better mother to my children and wife to my wonderful husband.

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  • Mrs D L Hewitt
  • 04-14-18

powerful and effective

I am now at peace with an intolerance to alcohol which developed 2 years ago

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-28-19

I will never drink again

This book (along with This Naked Mind) has rewired my thought process around alcohol. By not drinking, I am not losing something, I am gaining so much more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-27-19

opened my eyes and helping me along the way

opened my eyes and helping me along the way May go back and read again

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  • Eileen Harrison
  • 02-27-20

Thank you thank you

I have listened to this book twice and have found it tremendously inspirational. I am not a huge drinker - maybe half a bottle when I do drink. But half a bottle of wine is enough to give me a headache and stop me from sleeping . I wouldn't dream of drinking coffee in the evening or for that matter eating some dark chocolate as this has the same effect. So why do I do it? I am old enough (and daft enough) to know better! But I still do it. Not from today I won't. Wish me luck. I highly recommend this audio book and will listen to it again if I feel the need. Thank you Craig

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 02-27-20

Surprisingly amazing

I have read quite a few books on the subject but this one has been the best, the One that clarified many aspects, fully satisfied me.
The author and reader transmits all the passion while reading. I am extremely happy to have read this book. I almost cried when it finished.
Thank you.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-26-19

AMAZING !!

Inspirational . Uplifting . Addictive to keep listening . Not a book to read only once (whether you get it the first time or not!)

Thank you Craig 🙏☀️💫

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  • Gillian Anderson
  • 07-09-20

very helpful

loved it, narrator was brilliant and I already feel excited about all the extra money il have

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  • B. Cooper
  • 12-16-19

Perfect to empower and inform anyone looking to walk away from Alcohol

I was looking for information on how to walk away from alcohol, after feeling something not right inside of me, and after many years of problem drinking.
This book came at the right time. I know it’s bad, but this assisted me to understand why I couldn’t fathom not drinking, and how to effectively stop.
Perfect start for anyone wanting to do the same thing, or to just better understand the effects and social conditioning that exists around the attractively packaged poison that is, alcohol.
The authors narration certainly provides greater impact, the only thing I didn’t like, it finished... I would love to hear more and will check out the website for that.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-19

Highly recommend this audiobook

A very well narrated book which contained some excellent information. An easy listen and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to give up drinking alcohol.

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  • Stephanie Mendham
  • 07-29-19

awesome

loved it and will continue with the steps to help me quit alcohol. get it!

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  • Alan Fenelon
  • 06-18-19

At last

Some light thrown on a topic we should all get to know a lot more about ..soothing voice and magic content ..thanks Craig

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  • lukewalker36
  • 03-02-19

Exactly what the title says

Very useful. No nonsense. Well written. This is the truth. Everyone should know. Worth every cent.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-18

Life Changing

It all finally makes sense. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and helping me to never drink again.

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  • ciorstan
  • 01-28-18

Really helpful for dealing with cravings.

Good book. Soberistas is also a good online group for beating the wine witch. Helpful.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-11-18

Clever, clear, concise & compelling!

A very enjoyable and easy listen that was informative and helpful to someone who was contemplating my next drink... I now feel well on the road toward a full and sober life.