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Summary

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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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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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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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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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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excellent

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

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this book will change your life!

outstanding audiobook. i hate alcohol after listening to this. utter poison! I'll never drink that crap again and my fears of quitting are gone. I'm not giving up anything.

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very comprehensive. brilliantly written.

its quite a long read but every sentence is of value to anyone wanting to kick the booze. I got about 2/3. through and thought, 'this is taking forever' and then realised that after getting this far I was going easily ditch alcohol. Every page is real down to earth sound advice from a guy who not only has done extensive research but has the firsthand experience. Worth its weight in gold

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Amazing and thorough.

Leaves no stone unturned with the facts about alcohol and recovery. Best book on subject I've read so far and I've read a few.

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I am 100 days alcohol free for the first time in decades thanks to this book

The way that this is written and the information that is provided, stopped me drinking without pain, fear, dread or loss.
I am a 42 year old female who has been drinking since the age of 12, over the years my drinking had become more in volume than I had liked and more out of control than I felt ok with.
If you are even thinking about buying this book.... do it...
So far because of this book .... my body hasn’t had to deal with 60 bottles of wine (calculated by I’m done drinking app) also very useful tool. My sincere deep gratitude to William Porter for my Freedom & health.

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very informative!!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the book - found it useful & would recommend it to others.

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  • Adele Adonai
  • 01-03-18

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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  • Patti Severe-Wise
  • 07-06-18

outstanding

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

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  • Pauline
  • 29-03-18

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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  • J. Harrington
  • 06-07-18

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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  • Michelle Sue Fuqua
  • 29-05-18

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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  • M. Shane
  • 21-04-18

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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  • Liz Stacy
  • 15-04-18

very helpful

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

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  • Zach T. Harvey
  • 05-10-18

Great scientific view of alcohol

It took reading this book and this naked mind to change my thoughts about alcohol enough to actually quit drinking. As a result, I feel much much better and encouraged. It’s unbelievable society’s view on alcohol in contrast to the reality of its addictive nature and dangerousness. A hit home point for me in this book is how alcohol affects REM sleep. Getting 6-7 cycles REM is such a great feeling compared to the 1 or 2 I was getting while drinking.

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  • Alfredo Maranca
  • 28-09-18

Life changing experience

A Complete introduction to a sober life, written in a way that will make your path natural and smooth.

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  • ABBB
  • 20-09-18

life changing

FINALLY an explanation...
This book taught me, for the first time ever, just how evil and destructive alcohol is.
Having all of the facts made it much easier for me to begin the process of booting alcohol out of my life for good.