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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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excellent

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

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Awesome

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

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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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Very informative, thanks!

I made it through this entire book because it was informative and the author shares the raw realistic truth of the long term effects of alcohol and uncovers alcohol for what it truly is. Mr. Beck is able to explain how something so popular and disguised "in a pretty bottle" all the time is really just disgusting and extremely toxic. I will listen to one more time. Thanks for the information!

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Five stars aren’t enough!!!

Mr. Beck provides a profound, hopeful and real approach to ending the cycle. He takes you through a process of making you own it, understand it and face how alcohol can sink it’s teeth into and destroy your life.
Thank you!

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Great listen.

Gives an interesting take on alcohol and makes you think about how your mind perceives alcohol.

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Very insightful!

love the in your face approach and the use of logic. Being from the US I had to get used to the English accent of the narrator but still loved it. I am planning on reading it again and again...

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What an incredible book. Life changing!

What an incredible book. Very interesting and engaging. This book is life changing! Your opinion of alcohol will be forever changed

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • JWT
  • 09-08-19

worth a try

Really easy to follow. Craig is very convincing. I think this is definitly worth a shot if you want get your alcohol intake under control.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-02-19

Great listen

Really informative and helps expose alcohol for what it is. Would highly recommend even if you just drink socially

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-29-19

Gets you thinking...

Certainly stops and makes you think. I found the explanation of 'ego' quite complex but otherwise certainly an eye opener

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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
  • 08-21-19

Absolutely Brilliant!!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and stories with us. Super Encouraging and brilliantly done. You have inspired me on my journey. I am eager to read your other books.

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  • Peter Maxwell-Lyte
  • 08-09-19

This wouldn’t stop me or keep me stopped

I’m sorry but this book just doesn’t do it for me.
I approached it with an open mind but found it very irritating.
Different strokes for different folks.
I hope you buy it on Audible and if like me you find it doesn’t work for you you can return it thank you

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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.