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This Naked Mind has ignited a movement across the country, helping thousands of people forever change their relationship with alcohol.

Many people question whether drinking has become too big a part of their lives and worry that it may even be affecting their health. But they resist change because they fear losing the pleasure and stress relief associated with alcohol and assume giving it up will involve deprivation and misery.

This Naked Mind offers a new, positive solution. Here, Annie Grace clearly presents the psychological and neurological components of alcohol use based on the latest science and reveals the cultural, social, and industry factors that support alcohol dependence in all of us. Packed with surprising insight into the reasons we drink, this book will open your eyes to the startling role of alcohol in our culture and how the stigma of alcoholism and recovery keeps people from getting the help they need. With Annie's own extraordinary and candid personal story at its heart, this book is a must-listen for anyone who drinks.

This Naked Mind will give you freedom from alcohol. It removes the psychological dependence so that you will not crave alcohol, allowing you to easily drink less (or stop drinking). With clarity, humor, and a unique blend of science and storytelling, This Naked Mind will open the door to the life you have been waiting for.

©2015 Annie Grace (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Had a total “AH-HA” moment. 🤔

I can’t begin to tell you how this book has changed my life! My thinking about alcohol has completely changed so much so that I no longer have a desire to “chase the dragon”. Once you truly understand what alcohol is and how, although worse than many other drugs, is marketed to our society you will begins to DESPISE it. Then when you find out what alcohol is made of and how it affects your brain you will wonder how you could ever have a drink again. BUT when you are made aware of the fact that you are not funnier or cuter when drinking and that the glass of wine you reach for to “relax” and be “happy” actually does the exact opposite you will NEVER want another drink again. This book proved undoubtedly that you do NOT need alcohol to have a good time or to be social.
Annie is so precise in detailing all of these facts and more in a guilt free, no judgement zone. She also delves into how our brain works and precisely delivers steps to form new paths in our brain that painlessly help to kick the alcohol habit once and for all and for good.

I also love the on line groups & support system,the Facebook page and especially the 30 day Challenge. Thanks Annie for helping me to be FREE OF ALCOHOL!!!👍🏻👏🏼🙌🏻 #AF

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  • C. Unger
  • Philadelphia, PA United States
  • 01-29-18

Great book, but take with a grain of salt...

As one who readily admits that I absolutely cannot have one drink - what they call the " allergy" in AA- this book does a great job of putting the chemistry of why into layman's terms. I really enjoyed most of the book and I would absolutely recommend to anyone who has a concern about drinking. I would also recommend to anyone in AA or any other program. I think this book would complement and enhance any program. There are quite a few logical inconsistencies, assumptions and rhetorical questions without obvious or definite answers, which, gets annoying and preachy. That may be the marketing spin. Quick example as I noted above, the author seems to eschew the AA allergy model (which AA defines only as an abnormal reaction to something), but as I mentioned the book goes on to explain how addiction (an abnormal reaction) chemically occurs. I also disagree with the whole 'no one should drink at all, or there is never any actual joy from just a drink' and will not be lecturing any colleagues while I now happily and contentedly abstain. Nevertheless, this does not take away from the ton of valuable information and perspective shared.

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Incredibly helpful and empowering

Love the view that I can control this addiction and that by retraining our subconscious that we can break free right from the get go. Highly recommended

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Like flipping a switch

Got in bed on a Sunday morning with a hangover, listened from start to finish, decided that day would be my last day of drinking.
Haven’t had one now in 45 days, the longest I’ve gone without alcohol in years.
But, get this, NO twinges, no temptations, no bargaining, just no desire to drink motor oil in moderation.
Listen to the book, that will make sense.
Good luck to you.

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Wow!

At first I was like so where’s the secret trick or when am I gonna get that new piece of info to help me quit drinking!?!? After an hour or so you start to realize all the information you’re getting is already turning you on to the idea of being done drinking. I also recommend you are seriously ready to quit before starting. I’m trying to stay strong and break a vicious cycle!! Thanks Annie and now I need advice how to get my girlfriend involved and excited...Alcohol is both our best friends..at least we thought.

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all i can say is WOW

every chapter had a ahha moment for me and sometimes it was the entire chapter.

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Awesome Reality

I have struggled with alcohol all my life. Listening to this book and the realities behind addiction and marketing helped move me toward my sobriety. Thank you Annie and all those who contributed to your journey and your book.
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worth listening to!

excellent information, delivered exceptionally well! thanks for the book! well worth the time to listen to it

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  • 05-12-18

Great approach to sobriety

This book may have a life changing effect on me as it helps me clearly understand what alcohol is and how it impacts my life on many different levels. I think it's the best book and approach I have read regarding alcohol abuse and alcohol itself - there is much to learn here as Annie points out the endless marketing and socially accepted behaviors around alcohol and how they have unconsciously entered our mindset. Annie does a great job of explaining the perils and damage of alcohol consumption in a simple and logical way; she speaks from her own experience without making her the center of attention - this book is for me and for anyone else who may have a problem with alcohol. I can relate to Annie's father's own moment of reckoning and after walking through the beer and wine section of the supermarket last night I had no temptation from my old friend/mortal enemy alcohol. Annie's delivery was excellent and compassionate; I strongly recommend the Audible version.

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Life changing

I just wish this book was around before I lost my brother to alcohol. Sadly I was on the way down myself. Not anymore.. highly recommend this book to anyone struggling and wondering why they drink.